Zoologist Mark Carwardine achieved widespread recognition through his Last Chance To See conservation expeditions with Douglas Adams. Aired on BBC Radio 4, the series reported on some of the most endangered species around the world, and received critical acclaim as a result. Since then, Mark has become a leading and often outspoken conservationist, as well as a prolific broadcaster, columnist and photographer.
Mark has written more than 50 books and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles, including a provocative monthly column in BBC Wildlife magazine since January 2004. He is also Contributing Editor of Wanderlust magazine. His extensive collection of wildlife and conservation photographs, taken in more than 100 countries, is sold through picture agencies around the world.
In 2009, Mark co-presented with Stephen Fry a six-part BBC2 television series called Last Chance to See, in which the unlikely duo travelled the world in search of endangered species - following in the footsteps of the journeys Mark had made with Douglas Adams. In spring 2010, he co-presented The Museum of Life(BBC2,), which in six episodes explored the pioneering research work and wildlife collections of the Natural History Museum in London.
Mark has co-founded several wildlife-tour companies over the years, including Wild Oceans, Discover The World and Ocean Wanderers, although now only has time to lead occasional wildlife or wildlife-photography tours. He devotes a considerable amount of time raising awareness for conservation and holds official positions in several different wildlife charities, as well as advising a number of international conservation organisations.
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