James Borrell is a biodiversity scientist and science communicator researching how people and nature can adapt to environmental change.

“I will continue to plant until my last breath”

I’ve written before about my favorite book, the man who planted trees. It’s a lesson in simplicity, persistence and dreams (it ought to be compulsory reading for conservationists!).

It shows that, sometimes, big conservation doesn’t need to be a top down affair. That great things – forests! – can and do have small, humble beginnings.

It’s inspiring stuff, and here’s a film of a real life man who plants trees.


Can you recommend any other short conservation films? Add them to the comments below.