London (CNN)Whether he’s describing his encounter with a family of mountain gorillas or with a blind baby rhino, British broadcaster and naturalist, David Attenborough, is as passionate as ever, even at 90 years of age.

“I remember one occasion in a very remote part of northern Australia,” he tells Christiane Amanpour in a wide-ranging interview. “And I’ll never forget — it’s just one of those odd instances — but the sun came up, and there was this billabong, this lagoon in front of me full of the most fabulous birds.”






Yet as the first ever continent-wide wildlife survey revealed this week that poaching has caused a 30% decline in the African elephant population, it’s hard to be optimistic. What more should governments be doing to prevent this?
“The sale of ivory, certainly of ivory collected no more than 100 years old, should be illegal. I don’t see any way of getting around it,” Attenborough tells Amanpour.
It may come as a bit of a surprise that as someone who’s been to every corner of this planet and even experienced zero gravity, he’s not at all interested in going to space.
“There’s no animals there,” he says. “There are no flowers there!”
Of course. But don’t worry. Attenborough has no intention of slowing down. So who knows where he’ll take us next?

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