The report of a pangolin sighting on Tsing Yi is incredible news. These are very rare and shy creatures and are of significant conservation concern. Pangolin are almost never encountered in the territory and oftern those that are are injured or killed by feral dogs. Outside of Hong kong they are illegally traded far too often.This record on Tsing Yi may represent the only official record ever for that location. I will ask around.
This unexpected site could be the last strong hold for the Pangolin in Hong Kong if the information does not reach trappers and unscrupulous traders!
More inform would be most appreciated but not in a public forum.
Senior Conservation Officer