Sir David Attenborough withdraws from public engagements SEARCH NEWS

Sir David Attenborough with a butterfly from the programme Life in the Undergrowth.

Sir David Attenborough, one of World Land Trust’s patrons, has cancelled a speaking tour of Australia due to concerns about this health.

On the advice of his doctor Sir David will undergo heart surgery to have a pacemaker fitted. The distinguished broadcaster and naturalist plans to reschedule his speaking engagements as soon as he is fit enough.

“Sir David, now 87, is a tireless advocate for the natural world, and his energy and commitment are an inspiration,” said John Burton, Chief Executive of World Land Trust. “All of us at the Trust wish him well for the operation and a speedy recovery.”