We're investigative journalists who spent the last nine months investigating the illegal pangolin trade. AMA!
Hi, we are The Pangolin Reports, consisting of over 30 journalists and editors from Asia, Africa and Europe. In the last year, we went undercover to speak with wildlife smugglers, trailed cargo ships suspected of trafficking pangolins across the ocean, and combed through hundreds of pages of data. Ask us anything!
We just published a global report, "Trafficked to Extinction": http://globalstory.pangolinreports.com
Today, you're chatting with managing editor Patrick Boehler, investigative journalists Xu Jiaming, Karen Zhang, Tommy Apriando of Tempo Indonesia & Mongabay, and Sonia Awale of The Nepali Times.
EDIT Thanks for all the qs so far! It's midnight for most of us so we'll be back in the morning to take on more questions :) Thank you!