Tonight on Nature, conservationist Maria Diekmann is on the frontline of the crusade to save pangolins, the most trafficked animal in the world. The world’s only scaly mammal is now trafficked at a higher rate than rhinos, elephants and tigers combined, for medicinal use in China, Thailand and Vietnam. Very little is known about even their most basic biology, and this is hampering conservation efforts—pangolins almost always die in captivity. Diekmann joins forces with a Chinese megastar to help build a campaign to bring awareness to the plight of these charming, unique creatures. Find out more tonight at 8pm on WGBH 2.
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