“I actually much prefer doing this particular one [speech], which I only ever usually get to do at colleges because it’s funny, but big corporations don’t particularly like to hear about protecting endangered wildlife,” he said. “You lose a lot of money to endangered wildlife.”
Last Chance to See started as a magazine article for the World Wildlife Fund. The group sent Adams to Madagascar, where he met Carwardine. Adams wrote about aye-ayes, an endangered species of nocturnal lemurs that look like a cross between a bat, a monkey and a very surprised infant.
“At the time, it was thought that there was only about 15. They’ve found a few more so it’s not quite so endangered, just very, very, very endangered,” Adams said. “The whole thing was completely magical.”
Friday, January 14, 2005
Archival Interview with Douglas Adams - Daily Nexus Online
I dug up this fascinating interview with the late Douglas Adams, as posted on the Daily Nexus Online. Very nice read, so do head on over and read the full interview!