The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?
I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored.
I like animals. I like natural history. The travel bit is not the important bit. The travel bit is what you have to do in order to go and look at animals.
An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.
People must feel that the natural world is important and valuable and beautiful and wonderful and an amazement and a pleasure.
I think a major element of jetlag is psychological. Nobody ever tells me what time it is at home.
Many individuals are doing what they can. But real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics.
Before the BBC, I joined the Navy in order to travel.
I don’t run a car, have never run a car. I could say that this is because I have this extremely tender environmentalist conscience, but the fact is I hate driving.