In brief

“If we are to be ambitious, and make the case for conserving the world’s birds and other wildlife, the debate about low-carbon birding and what constitutes sustainable ecotourism will need to become a mainstream agenda.” – Mike Clarke, former RSPB’s CEO

“as conservationists we could do a great deal more to reduce our footprint. We think that trying to lead by example is key to encouraging and sustaining fundamental society-wide changes in behaviour. ” – Andrew Balmford & colleagues, University of Cambridge

“This is not the end of travel, but we are going to have to change how we do it, how far we go, for how long and for how often. I think we are entering an era of far fewer, perhaps longer trips, with many more of them taken closer to home or overland.” – Ed Gillespie

“It’s all about the patch now. Searching, finding, documenting, historical perspective, deeper understanding & being part of a time and place.” – Tim Allwood