The Duke of Edinburgh | Consort, conservationist and champion of the young
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 17 May 1988
DURATION | 11 minutes 10 seconds
In an interview to mark changes to the World Wide Fund for Nature, the Duke of Edinburgh, as the International President of the WWF, talks about the new emphasis on the preservation of habitat as well as the conservation of species. Describing rainforests and other crucial eco-systems as 'living museums', he warns that, unless action is taken now, in two generations human beings will face a massive environmental crisis.
The World Wildlife Fund was set up in 1961 by renowned biologist Julian Huxley, ornithologist Peter Scott (who also founded the Wetlands Trust), Max Nicholson and Guy Mountford, with the aim of preserving the earth's wildlife. The Duke of Edinburgh was the first President of the British WWF and spoke about the importance of conservation at the organisation's inaugural dinner in Washington DC in 1962.
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Marking the 50th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
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Background to the radio programme 'Let's Find Out' and its participants.
Images of Prince Philip from 1948-2005
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