There is all the time in the world. Or is there? For many places on our planet, the clock is ticking. Today we are more informed and more aware than ever before, and yet we still seem to be running headlong towards some kind of mass extinction of animal and plant life and also of the remarkable places that they live in. Future generations should be able to see, taste, smell, feel, and experience the wonders of the world in person - not simply read about them among the pages of history books.