Exclusive pangolin documentary screening and panel in London

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation is hosting an exclusive screening of the ground-breaking ‘Eye of the Pangolin’ documentary on Thursday 26 September at the Courthouse Cinema in Soho, London, Produced by Pangolin. Africa in partnership with South African filmmakers Bruce Young and Johan Vermeulen and filmed on location in South Africa, Ghana, Central African Republic and Gabon, this powerful documentary is the story of two men on a mission to get all four species of African pangolin on camera for the very first time. As they travel the continent to learn more about those caring for and studying pangolins they are captivated by these strange, secretive creatures and document the race to save them from being poached to extinction.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with a panel of experts who will be answering your questions on pangolins and the threats they face as a result of the illegal wildlife trade.
Panel members will include:
• Daniel J Ingram, Postdoctoral Researcher in Wildlife Conservation and Natural Resource Use at UCL and member of IUCN Pangolin Specialist Group
• An expert from the Environmental Investigations Agency (EIA) who specialise in undercover investigations into the illegal wildlife trade.

Tickets are £20 and limited – visit the Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eye-of-the-pangolin-private-screening-and-panel-discussion-tickets-65095386052
For further information, please contact emily.summers@davidshepherd.org or call +44 (0)1483 272323.

About pangolins
Pangolins are the most trafficked animal in the world. Despite remaining relatively unknown, the illegal trade in pangolins has reached epidemic proportions. Over one million pangolins believed to have been traded illegally in the last decade (source: IUCN).

Pangolins are in high demand for their meat which considered a local delicacy, for their scales for medicinal purposes in China, and their leather for wearable goods in the USA.

In 2016, all eight species of pangolin were re-classified to give them the highest level of protection, however illegal trade is still ongoing; in 2017, China made the biggest recorded seizure of pangolin scales at 11.9 tonnes, which is the equivalent of around 20,000 pangolins.

Date And Time
Thu, 26 September 2019
19:00 – 21:00 BST

Courthouse Hotel
19 - 21 Great Marlborough Street

For more information please contact:
Emily Summers – DSWF Events & Fundraising Executive
Tel: +44 (0)1483 272323

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