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Pakistan’s pangolins need more than armour

27 Sep 2022

This story investigates the issue of illegal wildlife trade which poses a serious threat to pangolin in Pakistan. It unveils different networks, markets and people involved in this trade and sheds light on the scale of the issue. The author, Shabina Faraz, conducted interviews with smugglers, government officials, conservation NGO representatives, and members of local communities. The story proposes a way forward for the conservation and protection of this endangered species.

Originally published on the Express Tribune. This story was supported by GRID-Arendal's Investigative Environmental Journalism Grants programme. Learn more.

About the author

Shabina Faraz is an awarded professional environmental journalist with more than 20 years of work experience as a columnist, features, articles, and travelogue writer. She has been contributing to various environmental topics in mainstream national and international media houses. Currently working for BBC Urdu, The Thirdpole and daily Dawn, she is the author of 2 books on environmental education and nature conservation and has been an editor to pioneering monthly magazine Jareeda published by IUCN Pakistan. Additionally, Shabina is working as a trainer for young journalists and students

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Status: Completed

Type: Investigative Journalism Grants

Author: Shabina Faraz

Year of publication: 2022

Publisher: Express Tribune

Tags: Investigative Environmental Journalism

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