The Sunda Pangolin Manis javanica is one of the most exploited animals in Southeast Asia, hunted to satisfy demand for wild-meat and traditional Chinese medicine. The Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Program (CPCP) remains one of the few conservation programs focused on this species. This project will develop and implement a release program for rehabilitated Sunda Pangolins that follows international standards.
Before release the pangolins will be attached with a radio transmitter allowing researchers to monitor the movements and behaviors of the released individuals. This is the first time that released pangolins have been tracked providing information essential in the conservation management of this species.