Notes from the field: Equatorial Guinea.
Today was an emotionally overwhelming, yet rewarding day. I have wanted to see a pangolin as long as I can remember, and I know field guides in Africa who have spent their entire lives in the bush and only managed to see one or two. Traveling this morning through Equatorial Guinea, I saw 8 Pangolins hanging from their tails on roadside stands, 7 of which were dead. Due to the dire economic situation in EG, bushmeat is a means of survival, but an end to biodiversity. My solution, to buy the one I found alive, and release him into the protected realm of Parc de Monte Allen and hope for his survival.