Dowling researched and produced "The Elephant Man" in 1989, a film which exposed the global empire of Hongkong's most notorious ivory dealer, T. WWF Director General Charles de Haes called it ''a model of conservation journalism." However, while making that film, Dowling unearthed some of the sordid reality of what the WWF was really doing, leading to his next film, "Tenpence in the Panda," an explosive expose of the WWF.In a campaign called "unprecedented" in the history of Britain's Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA), the WWF spent a reported 0,000, and exerted enormous political muscle on the IB A, in an attempt to kill or censor the film.To most he seemed immune to the Hazards of remote wilderness travel.After loading his pack, the robust 64-year-old veteran went on a routine patrol from his station near bench lake. Randy fastened the note to the canvas flap that served as his station's door, tightened the laces on his size 9 Merrell hiking boots, and pinned a National Park Service Ranger badge and name tag to his uniform-gray button-down shirt.I was sitting with him one time when he told someone that the drum on a Thompson submachinegun held 450 rounds.Just curious, Rob If they tell you about it, they didn't do it.NAVAL AIR STATION KEY WEST, Fla., July 20, 2015 — Two miles down a lengthy oceanside road into an outwardly “Navy” air station, there sits a compound where, just before sunrise, a class of rightfully exhausted yet bright-eyed Army Special Forces soldiers have already begun their hellish day.The Army Green Berets, Rangers, and even a few West Point and ROTC students comprise the combat-dive certified hopefuls who volunteer for the rigorous and selective six-week, 28-acre Special Forces Underwater Operation School.
Crucial background research for this Special Report was provided by Irish filmmaker Kevin Dowling. The film was "pivotal," said the WWF's Sadruddin Aga Khan, in campaigns to save the elephant.They are trained to keep secrets -- albeit unofficially at times.“I don’t tell [my mother] much of what we do because of the stress of the events and what could happen,” said Army 2nd Lt.For nearly three decades, when someone went missing in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, standard operating procedure had included at least a radio call to Randy, the parks' most dependable source of high-country knowledge."Randy was so in sync with the mountains," says Alden Nash, retired subdistrict ranger and Randy's former supervisor, "that he could look at a missing person's last known whereabouts on a topographic map, consider the terrain and how it pulls at a person. "One time, a Boy Scout hiking in the park got separated from his troop and couldn't be found before nightfall.