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Pangolin scales removed from Chineese medicine list.
China has removed the pangolin scale from its traditional medicine list. This could help protect pangolins. Right now they are captured by poachers and sold live for food or their scales are sold as medicine. Banning the scales makes capturing pangolins  less profitable.

The only way to stop trafficking in pangolins is to make it less profitable. Also the penalties need to be stronger. It needs to be strong enough to make it not worth the risk for poachers. One change in the rules won't stop pangolin trafficking, but a collection of changes could be enough to save the pangolins. 
I just hope the follow through with the ban and more like it.
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