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David Attenborough: British broadcaster and naturalist
Sir David Frederick Attenborough is an English broadcaster and natural historian. He is best known for writing and presenting, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, the nine natural history documentary series forming the Life collection that together constitute a comprehensive survey of animal and plant life on Earth. He is a former senior manager at the BBC, having served as controller of BBC Two and director of programming for BBC Television in the 1960s and 1970s. He is the only person to have won BAFTAs for programmes in each of black and white, colour, HD, 3D and 4K. In 2018 and 2019, he received Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Narrator. He considers his 2020 documentary film, David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet, his personal witness statement of his life and the future.

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Prince William and David Attenborough launching $65 million Earthshot environmental prize fund [Video]

Prince William and David Attenborough launching $65 million Earthshot environmental prize fund

Prince William has teamed up with broadcasting legend David Attenborough to launch a £50 million pound Earthshot prize fund for those who invent solutions to environmental problems.

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Celebrities, activists and experts named as Earthshot Prize judges [Video]

Celebrities, activists and experts named as Earthshot Prize judges

The Duke of Cambridge has launched a £50 million environmental prize that willmake five £1 million awards each year until 2030 to solutions to environmentalproblems. A council of campaigners,..

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Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis ask David Attenborough questions [Video]

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis ask David Attenborough questions

Must credit: Kensington Palace The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge share a shortvideo clip of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis each askingSir David Attenborough a question about the..

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Sir David Attenborough says Extinction Rebellion should be 'careful' with their disruptive methods [Video]

Sir David Attenborough says Extinction Rebellion should be 'careful' with their disruptive methods

Sir David Attenborough warns Extinction Rebellion of its disruptive methodsand urges the public to limit their waste to save the planet.

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Sir David Attenborough joins Instagram to warn ‘the world is in trouble’ [Video]

Sir David Attenborough joins Instagram to warn ‘the world is in trouble’

Sir David Attenborough has joined Instagram, using his debut post to warn“saving our planet is now a communications challenge”. The veteranbroadcaster, 94, shared a video message on Thursday in..

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Sir David Attenborough reflects on his extraordinary career in ‘A Life On Our Planet’ [Video]

Sir David Attenborough reflects on his extraordinary career in ‘A Life On Our Planet’

Sir David Attenborough's extraordinary life and career is celebrated in a newfilm premiering in theaters in September and on Netflix. Attenborough alsooffers a stark warning about the destruction to..

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Sir David Attenborough warns of climate 'crisis moment'

sir david attenborough warns of climate 'crisis moment'
"The moment of crisis has come" in efforts to tackle climate change, Sir David Attenborough has warned. According to the renowned naturalist and broadcaster, "we have been putting things off for year..
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Sir David Attenborough says Covid-19 is 'threat to environment'

Sir David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg speak to each other at a virtual wildlife film festival.
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Opinion: Sir David Attenborough is wrong about capitalism and profit

opinion: sir david attenborough is wrong about capitalism and profit
I think that the standard of living of the western cultures ... civilised countries ... is going to have to take pause," Sir David Attenborough said on a BBC podcast last week. "The excesses that the..
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ClimateWatch: Prince William launches "Earthshot Prize"

Prince William is teaming up with Sir David Attenborough to launch a program that offers millions of dollars to anyone who comes up with solutions to a number of global environmental issues. CBS News..
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ShowBiz Minute: Wallen, Earthshot Prize, 'Sesame Street'

Morgan Wallen dropped as "SNL" performer after breaking COVID rules; Prince William, David Attenborough launch Earthshot Prize; "Sesame Street" tackles racism in TV special. (Oct. 8)  
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Prince William and Attenborough launch prize to save planet

The Duke of Cambridge and Sir David launch the biggest environmental award ever.
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Too cute! Watch royal children George, Charlotte, Louis quiz Sir David Attenborough about nature

The two and a half minute video, focused on the natural world, includes a short greeting, a question from each of the children and an answer from Attenborough.
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'Do you like spiders?' - Royal children quiz Sir David Attenborough

From monkeys to spiders - Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis ask about the natural world.
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Quiz of the week: Whose Instagram record did Attenborough beat?

How closely have you been paying attention to what's been going on during the past seven days?
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David Attenborough broke a world record on Instagram

david attenborough broke a world record on instagram
Sir David Attenborough opens an art exhibition on January 10, 2020, in London, England. | Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images David Attenborough’s debut on Instagram last week landed him the..
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Oops! Hand back that ancient shark tooth, Prince George: It's a Maltese cultural artifact

Did famed naturalist David Attenborough illegally acquire a giant ancient shark tooth in Malta in 1960s? And will Prince George have to return it?
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60 Seconds with Sir David Attenborough on literature, optimism and death

Sir David Attenborough tells Anderson Cooper about the last book he read, who’s influenced him the most, and whether or not he’s afraid of death.
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Sir David Attenborough: Extinction crisis needs action now

The naturalist uses a UN event to call on world leaders to do more to protect nature.
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‘We’ve overrun the planet’ - Attenborough

BBC Breakfast spoke to Sir David Attenborough ahead of his new documentary A Life on Our Planet.
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Sir David Attenborough spent lockdown 'listening to birds'

The legendary naturalist says restrictions offered a rare chance to witness the natural world.
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Florida’s Amendment 4, The Wall, Sir David

How many of Florida's felons will be able to vote in the swing state? Then, engineers say a private section of the border wall will eventually fail. And, Sir David Attenborough: The 60 Minutes..
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Sir David Attenborough to 60 Minutes: "A crime has been committed"

Eighteen years after declining to take a hard stance in his first profile on 60 Minutes, Sir David Attenborough warns about the dangers of climate change.
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Where Sir David Attenborough draws his optimism

Sir David Attenborough tells 60 Minutes correspondent Anderson Cooper he looks to the young for hope on a declining planet.
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Sir David Attenborough: Naturalist gives Prince George a fossil at royal screening

Sir David presented Prince George with a fossilised shark tooth at a screening of his new programme.
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Prince William, Duchess Kate share new photos of their family with Sir David Attenborough

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared new photos of their royal family taken after a screening of Sir David Attenborough's new film.
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Sir David Attenborough breaks Jennifer Aniston's Instagram record

The broadcaster gains a million followers within five hours of joining the platform on Thursday.
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Attenborough talks climate change on 60 Minutes

Legendary wildlife filmmaker David Attenborough tells Anderson Cooper the terrible things people have done throughout history pale in comparison to the damage brought to the Earth from climate change...
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Sir David Attenborough on why his new film is a "witness statement" to climate change

The renowned wildlife filmmaker tells Anderson Cooper about the damages brought to the Earth by climate change, "A crime has been committed... And it so happens that I’m of such an age, that I was..
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Climate change: Attenborough trusts younger generation

Naturalist David Attenborough hopes a new documentary about his life and career - "David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet" - alerts people to the need to act over climate change. (Sept. 21)  
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Fortune favors David Attenborough

The "lucky" life and adventures of naturalist and TV presenter David Attenborough are explored in WWF documentary, "David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet." (Sept. 21)  
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Sir David Attenborough makes stark warning about species extinction

sir david attenborough makes stark warning about species extinction
There are the stunning images of animals and plants you would expect from an Attenborough production, but also horrific scenes of destruction. In one sequence monkeys leap from trees into a river to..
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Attenborough and the special moment fuelling his hope

Sir David Attenborough and the mountain gorillas that have won the fight against extinction.
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David Attenborough the ‘human voice of nature’, Manmohan Singh says while conferring Indira Gandhi award on veteran broadcaster


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Go vegetarian to save wildlife and the planet, Sir David Attenborough urges

'We must change our diet. The planet can't support billions of meat-eaters,' says legendary naturalist
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Coronavirus: Sir David Attenborough warns London Zoo risks 'extinction'

The Zoological Society of London faces its "toughest challenge to date", warns the naturalist.
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The BBC’s appointment of another white man as director-general is an own-goal against diversity

the bbc’s appointment of another white man as director-general is an own-goal against diversity
There are many things we have to thank the BBC for: entertaining us with Killing Eve, Line of Duty, Monty Python, The Goon Show, The News Quiz and The Unbelievable Truth; broadening our horizons with..
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Attenborough toasts namesake's 94th birthday

Charlotte and James Currey say the naturalist is everyone's "favourite role model".
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Captain Tom Moore receives gold Blue Peter badge

The 100-year-old fundraiser joins the Queen and David Attenborough in receiving the accolade.
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Natural world can provide 'joy and solace' in times of crisis, says David Attenborough

'If we damage the natural world, we damage ourselves'
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Natural history TV 'boosts species awareness'

Programmes, such as Sir David Attenborough's, triggered a greater interest in species.
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'Moment of crisis' for earth: Sir David Attenborough takes aim at Australia's climate approach amid warning

David Attenborough has called on China to lead the world on climate change and reduce its carbon emissions, saying the moment of crisis has come.
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Sir David Attenborough hits out at Australia's climate platform amid global 'moment of crisis'

David Attenborough has called on China to lead the world on climate change and reduce its carbon emissions, saying the moment of crisis has come.
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‘The moment of crisis has come’: Sir David Attenborough issues urgent warning on climate change

‘the moment of crisis has come’: sir david attenborough issues urgent warning on climate change
Sir David Attenborough has warned the “moment of crisis” for climate change has come in an urgent appeal for action in a new interview. The renowned broadcaster's intervention comes after he said..
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When Greta Thunberg met Sir David Attenborough

The teenage activist and veteran naturalist talk to each other for the first time (via Skype).
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Sir David Attenborough hits out at the federal government over climate position

Sir David Attenborough has taken another swipe at the Australian government’s climate policies, expressing his shock at the government’s hesitation to link recent extreme weather with global..
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David Attenborough brands Boris Johnson 'shameful' for boycotting climate change TV debate

'I don't know what else he had to do, but it would have to be very, very important to dodge this one'
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Naturalist and broadcaster David Attenborough to get Indira Gandhi Peace Prize for 2019

His name was selected for the prize by an international jury chaired by former president Pranab Mukherjee, the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust announced on Tuesday. "Few individuals have come to be as..
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Attenborough: World 'changing habits' on plastic

The world is starting to tackle the threat of plastic waste, according to Sir David Attenborough.
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Sir David Attenborough: 'People thought we were cranks'

The broadcaster on his cult status, protecting the planet and finally finding its most elusive animal.
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Attenborough in fight over bog home plans

A developer hopes to build more than 500 homes near Askham Bog nature reserve in York.
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David Attenborough: Save Sussex's magical kelp forests

Kelp forests are an important marine environment but are being destroyed by changing fishing methods.
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'Boaty McBoatface' ship named after Sir David Attenborough

The UK's new polar research ship was nearly named Boaty McBoatface after an online poll.
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UK royals give Boaty McBoatface polar ship its official name

Prince William and his wife Kate formally named a new British polar research ship "Sir David Attenborough" on Thursday, a more dignified title than the public's choice of "Boaty McBoatface".
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David Attenborough says people are 'fed up' with EU but refuses to say if he is a Brexiteer

'There had to be a change, one way or another,' says broadcaster
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Attenborough-opposed Askham Bog homes plan is rejected

Plans to build homes near Askham Bog in York are turned down by the city's council.
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