William V. Holt • Janine L. Brown
Progress and Prospects
During my time as an environment correspondent with the BBC, people often asked me for advice on how they should prepare for a career attempting to conserve nature or “save the environment” generally. Increasingly, the first thing I said was “become a specialist”. The environment/conservation movement still needs people who will construct placards, cold-call potential funders and make the tea; but increasingly it depends on the expertise of economists, lawyers, scientists and the politically connected to make progress.