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Despite coronavirus fears, Nigeria has taken no action to stop its pangolin trade

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Since scientists learned the coronavirus (Covid-19) might have origins with bats and potentially spread to humans through pangolins in a wildlife market in Wuhan, China, Chinese authorities have closed downor put under quarantine about 20,000 wildlife farms to curb wildlife trade. Vietnam is considering a similar ban.

This drastic action by China, the largest market of pangolin in East Asia is getting commendation globally from wildlife conservationists. However, they are concerned Nigeria, one of the largest pangolin trade hubsin Africa has not reacted to these reports. An investigation into pangolin trafficking found Nigeria was linked to 55% of pangolin scales seized global between 2016 and 2019.

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If the market closes down...Nigeria will have no buyers..
 

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