The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans.
The quicker we humans learn that saving open space and wildlife is critical to our welfare and quality of life, maybe we'll start thinking of doing something about it.
The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans. Our challenge for the future is that we realize we are very much a part of the earth's ecosystem, and we must learn to respect and live according to the basic biological laws of nature.
Imagination is a powerful force underlying all knowing
I always said it was to be dumb enough to do what Marlon Perkins said to do.
The biggest challenge is how to affect public attitudes and make people care.
The most powerful argument of all for saving open space is economics; in most states, tourism is the number two industry.
Sooner or later we've got to tie the saving of the natural world to our own public welfare.
How we treat the earth basically effects our social welfare and our national security.
My father being an outdoors person, he used to take us on quite a few adventures thorugh the wild areas down there, introducing us to alligators and rattlesnakes and all the trees and plants.
I don't think we're going to save anything if we go around talking about saving plants and animals only; we've got to translate that into what's in it for us.
We used to play baseball back in that field and keep an eye out for the bulls.
Preserving a river or a creek can bring a lot of revenue.
That's really the challenge of this century, to develop spokespeople.
My father was a soil scientist with the Geological Survey.
I'm a little different from all those conservation types.
There's no denying that television is one of the most powerful propaganda media we've ever invented.
According to Johnny Carson, I was the guy who Marlon sent out to do all the dirty work.
I had travelled pretty widely around the world even before then, so I knew where to go to film wildlife.
I have a lot of memories of Falls Church. I went to grade school in Madison Elementary School.
Almost all these hotspots around the world, most have been destroyed to the point where there is no wildlife and very little of the natural world left.
Most of what you see now emphasizes animals being dangerous to humans.
Somali is turning into a desert. Rwanda, you can hardly find a place to plant a potato, it's so crowded.
There's no country in the world that's more devastated from natural resources than Afghanistan.
Johnny Carson started the jokes about me and Marlin in his monologues.
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