Monday, September 16, 2013
CNN: "Prince William's Passion: New Father, New Hope": William follows his father in environmental activism and filmmaking
On Sunday, September 15, 2013, CNN aired a special documentary, “Prince William’s Passion: New Father, New Hope”, link. The film traced William’s interest in conservation of wild species in Africa, and also gave the history of his travels with Kate to Kenya when he proposed. Prince Charles is also very involved in environmentalism, as with his film “Harmony” for Dateline, reviewed here Nov. 19, 2010.
The film covered in detail poaching of elephants and rhinoceroses, as well as the well-being of big cats, including lions and cheetahs. There was footage in Madagascar, South Africa, and Kenya.
I wondered how William would feel about the political situation in Uganda, with the tremendous problem with the anit-gay law there, not 200 miles from where he proposed to Kate.
William says that becoming a father (or Prince George) makes him want to protect the natural world for his posterity.
William administers the Tusk Trust Awards (link) over which he presides in the film.