The Duke of Edinburgh | Consort, conservationist and champion of the young
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 14 March 1986
DURATION | 11 minutes 34 seconds
On the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the World Wildlife Fund, John Craven interviews the Duke of Edinburgh, as the International President of the WWF, about how crucial the conservation of species and their habitats is for the world. The interview is intercut with clips of endangered animals and background footage from previous WWF campaigns, such as Operation Tiger.
One year before this interview, John Craven had presented a special programme on the success of the WWF and the Indian government in preserving the Bengal tiger through Project Tiger. This scheme was launched in 1973 and the number of tigers now stands at over 4,000, as opposed to fewer than 2,000 at the start of the project.
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Crowds chant 'We want Philip' after the birth of Prince Charles.
The duke reveals the questions that this international scientific project will seek to answer.
The Duke of Edinburgh talks about the importance of skills in the modern workplace.
Four teenagers grill the Duke of Edinburgh about his life and work.
Why preserving endangered species is important for the health of the planet.
Public awareness about threats to the environment can save the world.
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Follow two groups as they undertake their expeditions in gruelling conditions.
The Duke of Edinburgh warns of the catastrophic effects of human behaviour on the environment.
Marking the 50th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
Commemorative 'Radio Times' cover to mark the royal wedding.
Background to the radio programme 'Let's Find Out' and its participants.
Images of Prince Philip from 1948-2005
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