The government has confirmed the new £200 million ship will be named in honour of Sir David Attenborough, not "Boaty McBoatface."Read the full story ›
The Duke of Cambridge has paid tribute to the veteran broadcaster in a special programme ahead of his 90th birthday on May 8.Read the full story ›
Sir David Attenborough revealed he had a scrape with death during a rock climbing accident in his youth.Read the full story ›
Sir David Attenborough has narrated Adele's new music video as if it were a nature documentary.Read the full story ›
The great naturalist is launching this year's Big Butterfly Count in an attempt to understand how climate change is affecting the insects.Read the full story ›
Attenborough's hawkweed was first discovered in the Brecon Beacons in Wales 10 years ago.Read the full story ›
Sir David Attenborough has criticised Government leaders who deny the "overwhelming" evidence on the effects of climate change.Read the full story ›
Having a pacemaker fitted has not stopped veteran wildlife broadcaster Sir David Attenborough climbing trees, he has revealed.Read the full story ›
Sir David Attenborough has launched a global fight to save mountain gorillas in Rwanda from being poached.
The wildlife expert is backing a 'crowdfunding' campaign by Fauna & Flora International, which involves going online and encouraging a mass of people to directly fund a cause.
Sir David, who hopes to raise £110,000 by December 11, travelled to Rwanda in 1978 to film the gorillas' plight for the BBC's Life on Earth series.
In highlighting the issue, he is fulfilling a promise made three decades ago to his late friend, American zoologist Dian Fossey, after learning poachers were selling gorillas' body parts as trophies.
"She said: 'Please, please, please help spread the news. There are only 200 of them left in the wild'," Sir David said.
"So I promised I would do something."
A Conservative councillor has caused outrage on Twitter after he said he wished "silly old fart" Sir David Attenborough would "take a one-way trip to Switzerland".
He posted the comments after the naturalist said sending food aid to countries enduring famine was "barmy":
I do wish this silly old fart would take a one-way trip to Switzerland. Practice what you preach. http://t.co/1LCknRROJH
Cllr Phil Taylor, who represents a ward in Ealing in west London later blogged that it was "an off the cuff, ironic comment" and "if David Attenborough is unhappy I am sorry."
He added that he was "frustrated" that the broadcaster used his 'national treasure' status to promote controversial views over population control.