…They are the majority, and until more of them are made conservation conscious all or efforts will be wasted.” – Maxwell Knight (The Frightened Face of Nature – unpublished – Chapter XV).

“Laws, rules and regulations will not themselves solve the problems of the future of wildlife,” wrote Knight in 1964 “It is only by education that anything will be achieved, and it is the younger generations that one should have in mind though a little education in its true sense will not be wasted on those of riper years.”

Here is a project documenting “Young people’s vision for the natural world in 2050” and it’s interesting that The Frightened Face of Nature contains many of Maxwell Knight’s prescient observations for 2000 and beyond and was written in 1964.