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

Madagascar: Life on the Edge Trailer

I’m writing this from a cheap hotel in Johannesburg, on the eve of a fresh adventure. I’m reminded that the most important thing about expeditions and fieldwork is legacy. It’s no good turning up and doing a good job if all your learned, all that hard graft, is confined to a dusty draw for a decade.

These days, it’s no good to just focus on data either. For Expedition Angano, we needed to enchant people with the magic of Madagascar and conservation in many different ways, from numbers to words to film. This is the domain of Duncan Parker and his team from Falcon Productions.

Some of you may have attended the premier at the Royal Geographical Society in November. Duncan has been busy tweaking ever since, and here is the trailer for the finished product – it’ll be freely available online in the next few weeks.

I hope you’ll agree, it’s marvelous; and made all the more impressive by the fact it was filmed by Duncan alone.


Madagascar – Life on the Edge Trailer from Falcon Productions on Vimeo.