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Pangolins Science, Society and Conservation

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By: Daniel WS Challender(Editor), Helen Nash(Editor), Carly Waterman(Editor)
Publisher: Academic Press
This edited collection brings together the latest findings on pangolin biology from experts around the globe. A vital resource for conservation biologists and policy makers.
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  • Pangolins ISBN: 9780128155073 Hardback Dec 2019 Available for pre-order
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Pangolins: Science and Conservation brings together experts from around the world to document the most up-to-date scientific knowledge on pangolins and their conservation. It chronicles threats facing the species, current initiatives being implemented to protect them, and looks ahead at the future of pangolin science and conservation efforts.

Led by a team of editors recognized as pangolin specialists, this book includes accounts of the species' evolution, morphology, phylogeny, and taxonomy. It discusses the role of pangolins in historically symbolic, mythological, and ritualistic practices across Africa, Asia, and Europe, and contemporary practices such as illegal international trade. Chapters in the latter portion of this book focus on the conservation, rehabilitation, and legal regulation of pangolins around the world, including current political efforts and interventions to secure the future of the species.

Pangolins: Science and Conservation is the latest volume in the Elsevier's species-specific series, Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes. This book is a valuable resource for researchers and students in species conservation science, planning, and policymaking.



Part One: What is a Pangolin?
1. Evolution and morphology
      Tim Gaudin, John Wible
2. Phylogeny and taxonomy
      Antoinette Kotze, Tim Gaudin, Phillipe Gaubert
3. Symbolism, mythology and ritual significance of pangolins in Africa and Asia
      Martin Walsh, Aster Zhang
4. Early biogeographies and symbolic use of pangolins in Europe in the 16th-18th centuries
      Nathalie Lawrence

Part Two: Natural History, Status And Threats
5. Chinese pangolin Manis pentadactyla
      Wu Shi Bao, Nick Ching Min-Sun and others
6. Indian pangolin Manis crassicaudata
      Tariq Mahmood, Rajesh Mohapatra, Priyan Perera and others
7. Sunda pangolin Manis javanica
      Ju lian Chong, Chris Shepherd, Daniel Willcox and others
8. Philippine pangolin Manis culionensis
      Sabine Schoppe, Levita Lagrada
9. Long-tailed pangolin Phataginus tetradactyla
      Maxwell Boakye and others
10. Tree pangolin Phataginus tricuspis
      Durojaye Soewu and others
11. Giant pangolin Smutsia gigantea
      Ray Jansen, Darren Pietersen and others
12. Temminck’s Ground pangolin Smutsia temminckii
      Darren Pietersen, Ray Jansen and others

Part Three: Cultural Significance and Utilisation
13. Meat and medicine: historic and contemporary use in East Asia
      Aster Zhang
14. Hunters and hobbyists: historic and contemporary use in Southeast Asia
      Earl of Cranbrook, Chris R. Shepherd
15. Historic and contemporary use in South Asia
      Rajesh Mohapatra, Tariq Mahmood and others
16. Bushmeat and beyond: use in West and Central Africa
      Olufemi Sodeinde, Maxwell Boakye
17. Rituals and rainmaking: use of pangolins in East and Southern Africa
      Ray Jansen and others
18. International trade in pangolins, 1900-2018
      Chris Shepherd, Dan Challender, Sarah Heinrich

Part Four: Ex-Situ Conservation, Rehabilitation, and Supply-Side Interventions
19. A history of pangolins in captivity
      Sonja Luz, Leanne Wicker, Jason Chin
20. Pangolins in zoos: defining the role of ex situ conservation
      Keri Parker, Sonja Luz
21. Husbandry of pangolins: lessons and challenges
      Jason Chin, Sonja Luz, Ruben Holland
22. Captive pangolin diets
      Francis Cabana, Thai Van Nguyen and others
23. Veterinary health and pangolins
      Leanne Wicker and others
24. Lessons from rescue, rehabilitation and release
      Lisa Hywood, Thai Van Nguyen and others
25. Challenges of dealing with trade-confiscated pangolins
      Sonja Luz, Chris Shepherd
26. Evaluation of farming as a conservation solution
      Dan Challender, Jacob Phelps, Mike 't Sas-Rolfes

Part Five: Conservation Ssolutions
Law enforcement and regulation
27. The role of enforcement and regulation of harvest and trade
      Chris Shepherd and others
28. Securing pangolin conservation in Zimbabwe [case study]
      Lisa Hywood and others
29. Addressing trade threats to pangolins in CITES
      Dan Challender, Chris R. Shepherd and others
30. Understanding illegal trade through forensics
      Antoinette Kotze, Ray Jansen, Helen Nash, Samuel Wasser

Awareness raising, behaviour change, and community engagement
31. Raising awareness of pangolins locally, nationally and globally
      Louise Fletcher, Paul Thomson, Dan Challender and others
32. Changing consumer behaviour for pangolin products
      Carly Waterman and others
33. Engaging local communities in responses to illegal pangolin trade
      Rosie Cooney and others
34. Community conservation in Nepal [case study]
      Ambika Khatiwada, Prativa Kaspal, Tulshi Laxmi Suwal and others
35. Holistic approaches to protecting a pangolin stronghold in Central Africa [case study]
      Paul de Ornellas, David Olson

Conservation planning and research
36. Setting priorities for conserving pangolins
      Dan Challender and others
37. Research needs for pangolins
      Darren Pietersen and others
38. Developing robust field methodologies
      Norman Lim, Dan Challender and others
39. Identifying and protecting strongholds
      Carly Waterman, Nick Ching Min-Sun and others
40. Leveraging support for pangolins through innovative finance, conservation tourism and other means
      Enrico Di Minin, Oliver Withers

The future
41. Taking pangolin conservation to scale: the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group and the next 20 years
      Dan Challender, Helen Nash, Carly Waterman, Chris Shepherd and others

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Daniel W.S. Challender has been active in pangolin conservation for about ten years and re-formed and currently chairs the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group. Helen Nash has been studying pangolins for the past five years with a focus on local status and urban ecology, and is Vice-Chair, Genetics for the Pangolin Specialist Group. Carly Waterman has been involved in pangolin conservation for about five years. She is currently Pangolin Technical Specialist at the Zoological Society of London and Programme Officer and Red List Coordinator for the Pangolin Specialist Group.

Coming Soon
By: Daniel WS Challender(Editor), Helen Nash(Editor), Carly Waterman(Editor)
Publisher: Academic Press
This edited collection brings together the latest findings on pangolin biology from experts around the globe. A vital resource for conservation biologists and policy makers.
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