Amphibians are the lifeblood of many environments, playing key roles in the function of ecosystems, and it is both extraordinary and terrifying that in just a few decades the world could lose half of all these speciesExtinction threatens European amphibians Sep 26, 2008
With cuts of that size, you simply can't continue the same level of output, or if you do, you are going to replace it with something very skimpyBBC cuts wildlife programming budget Jan 22, 2008
Albatrosses have survived in the harshest marine environments for 50 million years, more than 100 times longer than our own speciesAttenborough joins albatross campaign Oct 07, 2005
Sir David Frederick Attenborough ( /ˈætənbərə/) OM, CH, CVO, CBE, FRS, FZS, FSA (born 8 May 1926 in London, England) is a broadcaster and naturalist. His career as the respected face and voice of natural history programmes has endured for more than 50 years. He is best known for writing and presenting the nine Life series, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, which collectively form a comprehensive survey of all life on the planet. He is also 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 a younger brother of director, producer and actor Richard Attenborough.
Attenborough grew up in College House on the campus of University of Leicester, where his father, Frederick, was principal. He is the middle of three sons (his elder brother, Richard, became an actor/film director and his younger brother, John Michael Attenborough, an executive at Alfa Romeo). During World War II his parents also adopted two Jewish refugee girls from Europe.