Sir David Attenborough's 'birds eye view' of new 'global conservation hub' in Cambridge

The naturalist abseiled down a 'living wall' at the University's 'David Attenborough building'. Credit: University of Cambridge

Sir David Attenborough is in Cambridge to celebrate the official opening of a new global conservation hub at the University of Cambridge.

The naturalist who is about to turn ninety, recently abseiled down a 'living wall' on the new building which has been named after him to help promote the hub.

The new conservation initiative will create the largest grouping of nature conservation organisations and researchers in the world.

Called the 'David Attenborough Building', it houses more than 500 conservation experts and 150 academics from seven departments across the University of Cambridge. They will now work together to find solutions to the challenges faced by the natural world.

The 'living wall' at the new conservation hub Credit: ITV News Anglia
Another view of the 'living wall' inside the global conservation hub Credit: University of Cambridge

Cambridge Conservation Initiative has been behind the vision for the 'hub' since 2007.

Outside the new building in Cambridge Credit: University of Cambridge

Sir David Attenborough who is a graduate of the University of Cambridge will officially open the building with a speech.