My personal highlights included the whirlwind tour of all the things we don't know from Sam Jones (for example, the Nechisar nightjar known from only a single wing!).
If you're alive now (and you are), then you're alive at just about the most important time in human history for conservation.
Our gifted photographer Duncan Parker put together this little interview introducing the expedition. Let us know what you think and thanks for following!
A Natural History show with Bear Grylls will be about Bear Grylls, not about Natural History
Sometimes, an action or event in one place can have consequences you couldn't have imagined in another.
As tales of daring and reckless adventure go, it's surely up there with the best of them. All set in another mysterious world, less than one hundred meters above the ground.
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!).
It's hard enough to get wildlife and conservation on TV, let alone have enough time to show just how complicated it is.
I'm really thrilled that the video for my TEDx talk is now online!
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.
Personally, I'm an environmentalist, conservationist and an advocate for GM food. I think that makes me relatively unusual.