Photography is an incredibly important tool in conservation. You can have all the data and research papers in the world, but unless you inspire action then conservation will remain an uphill struggle.
I find myself repeating an abridged version quite often when I make the case for predator reintroduction to Scotland (or at least a higher rate of deer culling!).
All the best made plans rapidly unravel whenever you put scientists into the field, and here's how.
It's hard enough to get wildlife and conservation on TV, let alone have enough time to show just how complicated it is.
If you want to support conservation, I think that there’s two main ways to do it.
I'm really thrilled that the video for my TEDx talk is now online!
If you could go anywhere in the world, and do anything, what would it be?
Continuing with my theme of showing exactly what is sometimes involved in conservation - in an effort to achieve the best outcome for ecosystems and biodiversity - I had to share this video.
I've never worked with dogs, and I've not seen any used before in conservation. In these cases I sometimes put a question out to the Twittersphere which is infinitely knowledgeable on this sort of thing.
Personally, I'm an environmentalist, conservationist and an advocate for GM food. I think that makes me relatively unusual.
Just 15 crop plants, provide 90% of the world's food energy intake. Just three - rice, maize and wheat - make up two-thirds of human food consumption.
I passed through Southern Zambia late last year, and my abiding memory is charcoal stalls dotted along the roads every mile or so.