List of conservationists

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This is a list of people who are, or have been, prominent conservationists. Environmentalists will also work on conservation issues.

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  • Hubert Humphrey – U.S. Senator from Minnesota in 1956 who presented the first draft of the Federal Wilderness Preservation System Bill to Congress
  • Celia Hunter – former president of The Wilderness Society

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  • Steve Irwin – Australian zookeeper, documentary film maker and activist

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  • Ric O'Barry – former dolphin trainer for the TV show Flipper turned dolphin activist and conservationist, featured in the documentary The Cove
  • Ernest Oberholtzer – one of the eight founders of The Wilderness Society
  • Sigurd F. Olson – author, environmentalist, teacher, canoeist and advocate in the northern Midwest. Worked to establish Pt. Reyes, Arctic NWR, Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness

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  • Paul Watson – founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a co-founder of Greenpeace, and the star of the television show Whale Wars on Animal Planet that documents his organization's yearly trip to the southern ocean to disrupt the illegal activities of Japanese Whalers/ ICR.
  • Robert K. Watson – founder and father of LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
  • David B. Wingate – saved the Bermuda petrel, or cahow, from extinction and almost single-handedly returned 15-acre Nonsuch Island, in Bermuda, to its precolonial state
  • E.O. Wilson – Pelligrino University Professor at Harvard University, for introducing the concept of Biophilia and making many other contributions to environmental science [3]

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  1. ^ Parker, Deborah (April 20, 2018). "Stop this pipeline". Environmental Protection. Countercurrents. Archived from the original on June 14, 2018. Retrieved June 14, 2018. 
  2. ^ Winters, Chris (September 16, 2016). "Tulalips support Standing Rock Sioux protesting oil pipeline". Local News. The Daily Herald. Tulalip: Josh O'Connor. ISSN 2332-0079. Archived from the original on June 3, 2018. Retrieved June 3, 2018. On Friday, about 100 Tulalip members took part in a rally and march in downtown Seattle, said Deborah Parker, a former Tulalip board member who went down with her family. 
  3. ^ Biophiliaby E.O. Wilson, Harvard University Press, 1984