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Forest Dept rescues endangered pangolin, langur from Dhaka

Forest Dept rescues endangered pangolin, langur from Dhaka

Photo credit: WCCU

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The Forest Department’s Wildlife Crime Control Unit (WCCU) rescued one Chinese pangolin and a mother Capped langur with her baby, which were illegally encased, from Wari of Dhaka.

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Publisted at 6:06 PM, Tue May 28th, 2024

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Despite the catastrophic effects of Cyclone Remal, wildlife poaching continued unabated.

The Forest Department’s Wildlife Crime Control Unit (WCCU) rescued one Chinese pangolin and a mother Capped langur with her baby, which were illegally encased, from Wari of Dhaka.

Wildlife inspector Ashim Mallick told Bangladesh First that a team from WCCU, acting on a tip-off, raided a warehouse at Dholaikhal and rescued a Chinese pangolin—an IUCN-listed critically endangered mammal—and two Capped langurs, which are IUCN-listed vulnerable primates.

The individuals illegally possessing the animals for poaching managed to escape during the raid.

"However, the process of filing a case against the poaching incident is underway. We are currently gathering information about the poachers," Ashim said.

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