Allain BOUGRAIN DUBOURG was born in Paris. As a child, he founded a Club of Young Friends of Animals. At the age of eighteen, he gave lectures in schools, then created a travelling exhibition called "Nature Pavilion "The aim was to raise public awareness of the need to protect biodiversity. Supported by Jean Rostand and Jean Dorst, he was awarded the Fondation de la Vocation in 1969. After Jean Rostand's death, he replaced him as a member of the Foundation's Jury.
In 1973, TF1 asked him to come and talk about animals in its youth programmes. In 1974, every Wednesday on Antenne 2, he hosted an animal column in "One in five ". On the same channel, he continued in 1976 with " Of Animals and Men "a weekly programme. In 1978, he created and produced " Land of the Beasts ". In 1986, his programme became "Between Dog and Wolf ". In 1988, he created "Animalia "broadcast on Saturday on France 2. This will be followed by the series " A tire d'aile ". In 2000, he hosted the Fifth "The Fifth Meeting "a magazine devoted to natural phenomena. On the radio, he writes the column " Curious about nature "on France Bleu and then presents, every Sunday, on France Inter " Living with animals "with Elisabeth de Fontenay. From 2015 to 2017, he wrote a Sunday morning column on France Inter's 7/9 weekend show. Since September 2017, he has been a columnist on Europe 1, on Saturday mornings, on Wendy Bouchard's show and then Bernard Poirette's.
He is also the producer and host of the programme " In the name of wildlife "on the Animals channel, followed by the "Wildlife Journal "and " Naturally "for the same channel. Since 1996, he has been a producer and director with the company Nature Productions. Devoted exclusively to the environment and wildlife, this company produces programmes broadcast on France 5 (co-production with National Geographic), M6, France 2, Canal + etc... In addition, 2 feature films (a fiction and a documentary) are committed to the cinema.
Charged with a mission at the Ministry of Agriculture, Allain BOUGRAIN DUBOURG multiplies his actions in the field. He was awarded the Ordre National du Mérite by Commandant Cousteau for his commitment to wildlife and became an Officer in 1999, Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur in 2005 and Officer in 2013. In 2000, he was appointed vice-president of the Observatoire des Marées Noires. He has chaired the League for the Protection of Birds (LPO) since 1986 (60,000 members and 400 employees). He is a member of the National Council for Sustainable Development, the Grenelle Environment Forum and the National Council for Ecological Transition. A member of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council, he is also a director of the Paris School of Guide Dogs for the Blind and of the Foundation for Research on Biodiversity, an advisor to Océanopolis, co-chairman of the Vincennes Zoo Renovation Committee and a director of the National Museum of Natural History, until 2015.