Haiti looks like a bomb hit it.
– Jim Fowler
The biggest challenge is how to affect public attitudes and make people care.
I don’t want to save a creek for the creek’s sake, but what’s in it for human beings.
There’s no country in the world that’s more devastated from natural resources than Afghanistan.
The Zambesi is a big river; there’s no crocodiles on 4 Mile Run.
We used to play baseball back in that field and keep an eye out for the bulls.
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.
I had travelled pretty widely around the world even before then, so I knew where to go to film wildlife.
Then a neighbor, Mr Smith, had a dairy cow and an couple bulls. He showed me how to bluff a bull.
Sooner or later we’ve got to tie the saving of the natural world to our own public welfare.
I have a lot of memories of Falls Church. I went to grade school in Madison Elementary School.
Johnny Carson started the jokes about me and Marlin in his monologues.
According to Johnny Carson, I was the guy who Marlon sent out to do all the dirty work.
Preserving a river or a creek can bring a lot of revenue.
There’s no denying that television is one of the most powerful propaganda media we’ve ever invented.
How we treat the earth basically effects our social welfare and our national security.
Somali is turning into a desert. Rwanda, you can hardly find a place to plant a potato, it’s so crowded.
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.
Along 4 Mile Run, there was a nice woods down in front of the house. I used to run around there.
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.
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.
The most powerful argument of all for saving open space is economics; in most states, tourism is the number two industry.
I’m a little different from all those conservation types.
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 other thing is quality of life; if you have a place where you can go and have a picnic with your family, it doesn’t matter if it’s a recession or not, you can include that in your quality of life.