From the hunters’ point of view, the reason behind for people to take part in this business is due to the need for money for living. From the buyers’ point of view, they all think that pangolins are beneficial, valuable and delicate. From the sellers’ point of view, people sell pangolins due to their values, for example, a high-level trader earns 265 USD per kilogram on how much the pangolin weighs.
What’s A Pangolin Worth?
To a hunter ——————— $22.5 USD
To a low level trader ——— $22.5 USD
To a mid level trader ——- $80 USD
To a high level trader ——– $265 USD
To a restaurant in Vietnam – $350 USD
Rachael Bale. Hunters target endangered pangolins in India. National Geographic. December 3, 2018. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/12/tribes-hunting-pangolins-assam-india/
Rachel Nuwer. The Pangolin Poacher.Hakai Magazine. October 30, 2018. https://www.hakaimagazine.com/features/the-pangolin-hunter/