Pangolins With Katie Schular and Mark Ofua
Nov 6, 2020 13:00 - Nov 3, 2020 13:45
(GMT -5:00) Eastern Time
Event URL: exploringbytheseat.com/lesson/pangolins-katie-schular-mark-ofua/
Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants
Join in as we meet Katie and also connect to Mark in Nigeria to learn about the work he does protecting pangolins, maybe even meeting some rescue pangolins! With the childhood nickname “Bug Girl,” it’s no surprise that Katie grew up to be a wildlife filmmaker. She's always had a fascination with the natural world—a real love and admiration for all things wild. She has a particular interest in lesser-known and lesser-appreciated animals—those that don’t get put into movies or made into stuffed animals. Her recent film, Pangolin, traces the poaching and smuggling routes of the endangered pangolin, a small, scaly mammal that resembles an anteater. The film was recently nominated for the Short Award in Great Britain’s Wildscreen Festival and it recently won the Short Film Award at the American Conservation Film Festival. Pangolin required a lot of detective work, pangolins need all the help they can get as they are one of the most illegally trafficked animals in the world. She produced the film during a yearlong fellowship in the Philippines, where she worked closely with local conservationists and wildlife organizations to identify and depict the plight of the endangered animal.