Sir David Attenborough wastes no time, says the Sunday Times review. He introduces us to the pangolin, and then explains it's the world's most trafficked wild animal.
100,000 are killed every year for their meat and scales, and the pangolin is rapidly heading for extinction.
German pangolin conservationist Maria Diekmann is based in Namibia, and she travels to Vietnam, Thailand and China in an effort to help their plight. Maria founded the Rare and Endangered Species Trust (for short, REST Namibia)
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Don't miss this one hour television programme on BBC2 tonight at 9pm.
(If you do, you can see it on BBC's iplayer later on.)
Watch the impact of your donations in action – you’ll see the life-saving work of International Animal Rescue’s teams, who are dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing orangutans back into the forests of Borneo.
Rescue teams come to the aid of apes who’ve been stranded as their forest home id destroyed. It shows them rehabilitate orphaned baby orangutans who’ve been taken from the wild from the illegal pet trade.
The documentary also shows how the orangutan has been pushed to the brink of distinction. It asks what hope remains for these amazing animals.
Consumer pressure can help these animals and bring them back from the brink of distinction.
Find out more by watching this amazing programme tonight on BBC 2’s Natural World at 9pm! It will also be available on iPlayer shortly after.
Time is running out for the orangutan
Things you can do to help International Animal Rescue help the orangutan:
- Plant a tree
- Buy a t-shirt
- Find out more about why this is all so urgent
- Spread the word
When it comes to saving orangutans, what you've got to do is save their homes.