Iain Douglas-Hamilton OBE (born 16 August 1942) is a zoologist known for his study of elephants.
Life and work
Douglas-Hamilton earned both a B.Sc. in biology and a D.Phil. in zoology from Oriel College, Oxford, and he is the recipient of the 2010 Indianapolis Prize for his work on elephant conservation. His chief research interest is to understand elephant choices by studying their movements. In 1993, he founded the organization Save the Elephants. He is a frequent keynote speaker at the annual Wildlife Conservation Network expo.
He is the son of Lord David Douglas-Hamilton and Ann Prunella Stack. Wildlife documentary presenter Saba Douglas-Hamilton is his daughter.
- Among the Elephants, with Oria Douglas-Hamilton. Doubleday, 1975.
- Battle for the Elephants, with Oria Douglas-Hamilton. Viking, 1992.