Pangolins in Peril – A Story of Rare Scales
Pakistan, 2016, 15 mins.
Directed by Muhammad Ali Ijaz
The scaly anteater, or Indian Pangolin, is a rare secretive mammal that lives on a diet of ants and termites, thus playing a vital role in the ecosystem. The Pangolin is currently under threat in Pakistan because of extensive illegal hunting for its scales, which are illegally exported to China to be used for traditional medicine. This is a cautionary tale told in film.