Mark Carwardine is a zoologist, an outspoken conservationist, an award-winning and bestselling author, a TV and radio presenter, a widely published photographer, a wildlife tour operator and leader, a lecturer, and a magazine columnist.
He has appeared on a great many TV programmes over the years, narrated a variety of films, and co-presented two major six-part BBC-TV series: Museum of Life and Last Chance to See. He co-presented LAST CHANCE TO SEE with the comedian and actor Stephen Fry, in which the unlikely duo travelled the world in search of a motley collection of endangered species (following in the footsteps of a similar journey Mark made with Douglas Adams – of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy fame – 20 years earlier). Mark and Stephen have co-presented several other conservation programmes together.
Mark also presented the weekly half-hour radio programme Nature on BBC Radio 4 for six years, and has presented hundreds of other BBC Radio 4 series and programmes on a variety of wildlife, travel and conservation subjects.