The Ultimate Advocate

The Fremantle Society asked the other day if you are an advocate  ie do you do something about issues.

Today the Fremantle Society met the ultimate advocate, Sir David Attenborough, at the opening of the most famous antiquarian book fair in the world, the ABA in London.

Sir David, 92, born the same year as the Queen, with whom he has started a tree canopy program in Commonwealth countries, is seen here with Dutch book dealer Frederik Muller.

The well travelled and much loved naturalist was asked when he was coming again to Australia. “I was there in 1957” he said. That was the year of the first ever ABA fair and he missed it because he was diving and filming on the Great Barrier Reef, which he said was ‘the most magical experience of my life.’

Few people have advocated for Planet Earth better than Sir David. To prepare the documentary ‘Life of Birds,’ he travelled 256,000 miles.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *