Invisible Lives

Charles Waterton; pioneering Victorian eco-warrior.

July 05, 2019 Season 1 Episode 6
Invisible Lives
Charles Waterton; pioneering Victorian eco-warrior.
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Invisible Lives
Charles Waterton; pioneering Victorian eco-warrior.
Jul 05, 2019 Season 1 Episode 6
Simon Shaw
Why are some of life's greatest thinkers dismissed as dreamers. Charles Waterton was one we should have taken heed of.
Show Notes

Long before the world woke up to our global environmental crisis, a lone voice was calling for change. Yet English eccentric, Charles Waterton was often dismissed as a raving idiot. Despite a barrage of criticism he created the world's first nature reserve and has been applauded by today's leading conservationists. This episode tells his remarkable story and asks what legacy he has left for us to learn from today.