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.

List of conservationists[edit]

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  • Arthur Carhart - U.S. Forest Service official who inspired wilderness protection in the United States
  • Archie Carr - zoology professor and herpetologist, prominent sea turtle conservationist
  • Rachel Carson - scientist who advanced the global environmental movement
  • Jimmy Carter - signed the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act in 1980, which protected more land than any single piece of legislation ever passed by Congress
  • Yvon Chouinard - environmentalist and outdoor industry businessman. Owner of the company Patagonia, known for its environmental focus.
  • Frederic Edwin Church - American landscape painter, famous for Twilight in the Wilderness
  • Eugenie Clark - conservationist of sharks
  • Clem Coetzee - (c. 1939–7 September 2006) was a Zimbabwean conservationist. He developed new methods of big game conservation.
  • Ernie Cooper - Canadian wildlife trade expert
  • Jeff Corwin - naturalist, Animal Planet host, herpetologist
  • Jacques Cousteau - oceanographer, marine biologist
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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 [1]
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Biophiliaby E.O. Wilson, Harvard University Press, 1984