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Famous Female Conservationists

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List of famous female conservationists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female conservationists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being conservationists. There are thousand of females working as conservationists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic conservationists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a conservationist then the people below should give you inspiration.

Everything from Yolanda Kakabadse to Kris Tompkins is included on this list.

While this isn't a list of all female conservationists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female conservationists?" and "Who are the best female conservationists?"
Rachel Carson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Conservationists
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Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964) was an American marine biologist, author, and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. Carson began her career as an aquatic biologist in the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries, and became a full-time nature writer in the 1950s. Her widely praised 1951 bestseller The Sea Around Us won her a U.S. National Book Award, recognition as a gifted writer, and financial security. Her next book, The Edge of the Sea, and the reissued version of her first book, Under the Sea Wind, were also bestsellers. This sea trilogy explores the whole of ocean life from the shores to the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 57 (1907-1964)

Birthplace: Springdale, Pennsylvania

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Elissa Sursara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Conservationists
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Elissa Sursara is an Australian wildlife expert and journalist. She is a blogger on National Geographic NewsWatch. She is the ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund climate change campaign Earth Hour, Australia Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital and Wildlife Warriors, and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society with which she serves as an Antarctic campaigns crew member. In October 2012, she joined the cast of Animal Planet’s documentary series Whale Wars. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 31

Birthplace: Avalon, Australia

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Terri Irwin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Conservationists
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Terri Raines Irwin (born July 20, 1964) is an American-Australian naturalist, conservationist, author, and the owner of Australia Zoo in Beerwah, Queensland. A native Oregonian from the United States, she began an independent animal rehabilitation center for injured predator mammals at age 22 while working for her family's trucking business. While touring wildlife rehabilitation facilities in Australia in 1991, she had a chance meeting with naturalist Steve Irwin, whose father founded Australia Zoo. The two married in 1992, and went on to co-star in The Crocodile Hunter, their unconventional television nature documentary series and its spin-off series, Croc Files and The Crocodile Hunter ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 54

Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, United States of America

Mehgan Heaney-Grier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Conservationists
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Mehgan Heaney-Grier (born Mehgan Renee Heaney; August 26, 1977) is an American champion freediver, fashion model, actress, conservationist, and TV personality. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 41

Birthplace: Duluth, Minnesota, United States of America