Sir David Attenborough Receives Prestigious UN ‘Champion of the Earth’ Award

Sir David Attenborough attending a gala in New York on March 1, 2018. (Image credit: Shutterstock)

The much-loved British broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has been officially recognized as “Champion of the Earth” by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). The natural history icon is only the fifth person to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

For decades, Attenborough has narrated jaw-dropping, inspiring and surprising nature documentaries using his signature muted tones. Some of his most famous documentaries include Planet Earth, Blue Planet, Life on Earth and Our Planet. He also became one of the leading advocates for protecting the natural world and strongly condemned world leaders for their inaction on of Climate Change.

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