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Wildlife travel

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 07 April 2012

John McCarthy explores wildlife travel with naturalist and tv presenter, Mark Carwardine, who has spent thirty years travelling around the world to observe and aid conservation of a huge range of species including whales, tigers, gorillas and sea birds. He is also joined by wildlife travel writer, James Parry, who has made a unique tour of the world's top twenty deserts chosen for their outstanding wildlife and landscape interest - and award-winning wildlife photographer, Andy Rouse, discusses his recent trips to Rwanda in relation to mountain gorillas, and to India to study tigers.
Producer: Margaret Collins.

  • Mark Carwardine

    is a naturalist, conservationist, writer and TV presenter. He has written many books on various aspects of wildlife. He first became well known 20 years ago as Douglas Adams’s companion in travelling the world in the radio series Last Chance to See. Over the years Mark has travelled to the world’s wildlife hotspots. His latest book ‘Ultimate Wildlife Experiences’ is a selection of his favourite places in the world to watch wildlife.

    Mark Carwardine's Ultimate Wildlife Experiences
    Publisher: Wanderlust Publications Ltd
    ISBN-10: 095409266X
    ISBN-13: 978-0954092665

    Find out more about Mark Carwardine
  • James Parry

    is a wildlife travel writer, who has just made a special study of the world’s desert. His passion was kindled by some of the late 19th and early 20th Century explorers like Gertrude Bell, Bertram Thomas and Wilfred Thesiger, who he met in person a few years ago at the Royal Geographical Society. James has written his desert experiences and research into special conservation issues in a new book entitled ‘The desert – Wildlife on the Last Frontier’.

    The Desert – Wildlife on the Last Frontier
    Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd
    ISBN-10: 1847322980
    ISBN-13: 978-1847322982

    Find out more about James Parry
  • Andy Rouse

    is an award-winning wildlife photographer. His patience, nerves of steel and iron constitution are some of the qualities which enables Andy to spend many long hours in all kinds of conditions waiting for the perfect shot of wildlife. Andy has just completed 49 treks to Rwanda escorting people to see the mountain gorillas. Andy has also taken groups to India and the arctic hoping that people will go back as ambassadors for the wildlife they’ve experienced.

    Find out more about Andy Rouse


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