17 Jul '11, 7pm

Sir David Attenborough points out that many of us are estranged from nature. Here's how to fix that:

Pigeons in Rouen, France. Photo: Frédéric Bisson / Creative Commons . On a boat trip up the Bosphorus last weekend, our crew of urban-dwellers practically capsized the ship by racing to one side to catch a glimpse of dolphins bobbing through the waves. The fleeting moment was all the more memorable given that "wildlife" in and around Istanbul typically means seagulls and stray dogs -- a situation Sir David Attenborough says has become far too normal in the world's cities. "Worldwide we are estranged from nature. Over half of the world's population is now urbanized , which means that more than one person in two is to some degree cut off from the natural world," the veteran natural history filmmaker told The Telegraph . "There will be some people who do not see a wild creature from one day to the next -- unless it is a rat or a pigeon -- and they aren't wild." The Big Butter...

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