List of conservationists

This is a list of people who were, are, or have been prominent conservationists 22. Environmentalists would also work on conservation issues.

List of conservationists

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  • Dian Fossey – primatologist known for studying gorillas, author, founder of the Digit Fund today known as the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, was murdered presumably by poachers because of her cause
  • Bernard Frank – one of the founders of The Wilderness Society

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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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  • Gary Tabor – founder and director of Center for Large Landscape Conservation
  • Doug Tompkins and Kristine Tompkins – entrepreneurs turned conservationists; together have protected 2,200,000 acres (8,900 km2) in Chile and Argentina
  • Henry David Thoreau – author, naturalist and development critic
  • Timothy Treadwell – documentary filmmaker, naturalist and founder of the bear-protection organization "Grizzly People"

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See also

References

  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