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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 was an American marine biologist 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 depths. Late in the 1950s, Carson turned her ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 57 (1907-1964)

Birthplace: Springdale, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Also Ranked

#53 on The Best Female Authors of All Time

#82 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

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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: 30

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 Irwin, AM is an American-Australian,naturalist and author, the widow of Australian naturalist Steve Irwin and owner of Australia Zoo at Beerwah, Queensland, Australia. She co-starred with her husband on The Crocodile Hunter, their unconventional television nature documentary series along with its spin-off series, Croc Files and The Crocodile Hunter Diaries. She has lived in Australia since 1992, when she married Steve Irwin. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 53

Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, United States of America

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Mehgan Heaney-Grier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Conservationists
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Mehgan Heaney-Grier is a US champion freediver, fashion model, actress, conservationist, and TV personality. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 40

Birthplace: Duluth, Minnesota, United States of America

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