Sir David Attenborough wins UN ‘Champion of the Earth Lifetime Achievement award’

Sir David Attenborough wins UN ‘Champion of the Earth Lifetime Achievement award’ – United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has named Sir David Attenborough as the recipient of the Champions of the Earth Award 2021 under the Lifetime Achievement category.

  • Sir David Attenborough is a English natural history broadcaster and naturalist.
  • Sir David receives award for his dedication to research, documentation, and advocacy for the protection of nature and its restoration.

Winners of Champions of the Earth Awards 2021:

Category NameWinner NameCountry
Policy LeadershipMia Mottley (Prime Minister, Barbados)Barbados
Inspiration And ActionSea Women of MelanesiaPapua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands
Science And InnovationDr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka (Founder and CEO of Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH))Uganda
Enterpreneurial VisionMaria KolesnikovaKyrgyz Republic

Who is Sir David Attenborough 

  • He is known for his innovative educational television programs, especially the nine-part Life series forming the Life collection.
  • He has made documentaries include The Green Planet and A Plastic Ocean.
  • In his life, he has been honoured with 3 Emmy Awards and 8 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards.

About Champion of the Earth Lifetime Achievement award

  • The award is conferred by the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to recognize decades of consistent action on behalf of the planet and its inhabitants.

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