When people wearing bold tattoos, flaunting musculature go out and make a big show about it, the criticism is, perhaps, warranted. Reality TV shows about this stuff really upsets people, especially those who come from a totally different background, but have been in the bush for years as doing work as dedicated and passionate conservation scientists. They don't get that publicity and they are the ones who really deserve it.
The other point is that you can't make a film and keep working under cover. I stopped doing a lot of the undercover work myself. I brief people and send them out. Not only is there a security aspect here, and I have breached it to some extent at times, but there is a credibility issue. Unfortunately and contrary to myself and my team's past professional lives, one has to get some public attention to keep the operation going in many respects. We need to continue to keep developing credible information, technology and tactics to be successful. This is of course in regards to funding, or reporting results, but we need to credit our partners like WCS, WWF, AWF, etc. We can't and do not take the recognition that should be given to them, the people behind the management of difficult landscapes, funding mechanisms and science. They are the ones hiring us. We trust them and we work well together.