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David Attenborough


Who is David Attenborough? David Attenborough is one of the, if not the world’s most renowned, Photographers, zoologists, Authors, historians, Voice Actors, and so much more. Most of all he is known for his writing and nature documentaries working with BBC. He has made over 100+ documentaries and books! This number continues to grow even now. But how did Attenborough get to this point in his life?

Attenborough was born in 1926 in Isleworth, United Kingdom. Believe it or not, Attenborough was not making documentaries and books in the humble beginnings of his career. He obtained a degree in Natural Science at the prestigious Cambridge University. Later, he was called to join the Royal Navy in 1947, where he served a two-year term. After his service, Attenborough was given a job offer at the BBC, where he started his phenomenal and exciting career as a broadcaster and biologist.

Throughout his career, he has made many documentaries. Of the hundreds of documentaries he has made, he is most known for the documentaries “A Life on Our Planet” and “A Life on Our Planet(two),” which can be found on Netflix. He has received dozens of awards, including three Emmy awards for outstanding Narration. Attenborough was even knighted into the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George, giving him the title “Sir David Attenborough” for his campaign on climate change by Queen Elizabeth II. 

Throughout his life, Attenborough has also run nature protection campaigns. He supports multiple environmental causes such as WWF,(World Wide Fund for Nature), is vice-president of BTCV(British Trust for Conservation Volunteers), Attenborough is the vice-president of Fauna and Flora International, and is president of Butterfly Conservation and Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust. One thing unique about Fauna and Flora International is that they have redirected financing away from fossil fuels and other polluting industries and were backed by over 130 other organizations!

David Attenborough once said, “Young people – they care. They know that this is the world that they are going to grow up in and spend the rest of their lives in. But I think it’s more idealistic than that. They believe that humanity, the human species, have no right have no right to destroy and despoil, regardless.” Attenborough is doing as much as he can to preserve life on our planet. However, he can’t do it alone. He needs help and awareness to spread in order to protect our planet. He needs you.



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Micah Bodiford
Micah Bodiford, Staff Reporter
My name is Micah Bodiford and I am 16 years old and I am a sophomore in Gloucester High School. I am taking journalism because in the future, I strive to promote news and current events going on in the world.

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