I was surprised to see how easy it was for me to be offered pangolin in a restaurant in Saigon. Was there any improvement implementing the law in the last few years? Since when is trafficking with pangolin banned?
2002-2006: Pangolin is listed in group IB under Decree 48/2002/NĐ-CP
2006-Present: Pangolin is moved down to group IIB under Decree 32/2006/NĐ-CP which is the Decree replace Decree 48/2002/NĐ-CP)
At the end of 2013: law changes: the Decree 160/2013/NĐ-CP effect in 2014, pangolins move into the list of Endangered, Precious and Rare Species Prioritized for Protection.
Despite positive law changes and improvements enforcement remains a problem.