The biggest challenge is how to affect public attitudes and make people care.
I don't think we're going to save anything if we go around talking about saving plants and animals only; we've got to translate that into what's in it for us.
The most powerful argument of all for saving open space is economics; in most states, tourism is the number two industry.
My father being an outdoors person, he used to take us on quite a few adventures thorugh the wild areas down there, introducing us to alligators and rattlesnakes and all the trees and plants.
Most of what you see now emphasizes animals being dangerous to humans.
I was amazed at the house that I grew up in; it looks practically identical to the way it was, but I couldn't recognize it because of the size of the trees.
Almost all these hotspots around the world, most have been destroyed to the point where there is no wildlife and very little of the natural world left.
There's no country in the world that's more devastated from natural resources than Afghanistan.