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

The Landrover: A Vehicle That Did More For Conservation Than Any Other

On the day that the final Landrover Defender rolls off the production line, I wanted to share some of my fondest memories of a vehicle that changed the world.

I’m no grease monkey, I’ve only clocked up a few thousand kilometers, but it’s character (and faults!) made an indelible impression.

No other vehicle has opened up more opportunities for conservationists in the world’s wild places.

Considering that around two thirds of those built are still on the road, I suspect it still has a long future ahead.