Pangolin and star tortoise rapidly disappearing under India's poaching threat

August 18, 2014 10:26 PM

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Conservationists say the Indian government, though focusing more on preventing poaching of well-known animals like elephants and tigers, is not doing enough to protect smaller animals like the pangolin or the star tortoise. Those species are rapidly dropping in number and may face extinction if immediate action is not taken.

Conservationists say the Indian government, though focusing more on preventing poaching of well-known animals like elephants and tigers, is not doing enough to protect smaller animals like the pangolin or the star tortoise. Those species are rapidly dropping in number and may face extinction if imme...

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