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List of famous male conservationists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male conservationists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being conservationists. There are thousand of males 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 male aspiring to be a conservationist then the people below should give you inspiration.

List features people like Nicholas Roosevelt, Paul Gruchow.

While this isn't a list of all male conservationists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male conservationists?" and "Who are the best male conservationists?"
Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Conservationists
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Theodore "T.R." Roosevelt Jr. was an American politician, author, naturalist, soldier, explorer, and historian who served as the 26th President of the United States. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the Progressive Party insurgency of 1912. He is known for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his "cowboy" persona and robust masculinity. Growing up, Roosevelt was a sickly child who suffered from asthma. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 61 (1858-1919)

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, + more

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Steve Irwin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Conservationists
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Stephen Robert "Steve" Irwin, nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an Australian wildlife expert, television personality, and conservationist. Irwin achieved worldwide fame from the television series The Crocodile Hunter, an internationally broadcast wildlife documentary series which he co-hosted with his wife Terri. Together, the couple also owned and operated Australia Zoo, founded by Irwin's parents in Beerwah, about 80 kilometres north of the Queensland state capital city of Brisbane. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 44 (1962-2006)

Birthplace: Essendon, Melbourne, Australia

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Ansel Adams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Conservationists
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Ansel Easton Adams was an American photographer and environmentalist. His black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, posters, and books. With Fred Archer, Adams developed the Zone System as a way to determine proper exposure and adjust the contrast of the final print. The resulting clarity and depth characterized his photographs. Adams primarily used large-format cameras because their high resolution helped ensure sharpness in his images. Adams founded the photography Group f/64 along with fellow photographers Willard Van Dyke and Edward Weston. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 82 (1902-1984)

Birthplace: Western Addition, California, United States of America

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#1 on The Best Landscape Photographers of All Time

#3 on The Best Photographers in the World

#1 on The Best Nature Photographers

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E. O. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Conservationists
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Edward Osborne "E. O." Wilson FMLS is an American biologist, researcher, theorist, naturalist and author. His biological specialty is myrmecology, the study of ants, on which he is considered to be the world's leading expert. Wilson is known for his scientific career, his role as "the father of sociobiology" and "the father of biodiversity", his environmental advocacy, and his secular-humanist and deist ideas pertaining to religious and ethical matters. Among his greatest contributions to ecological theory is the theory of island biogeography, which he developed in collaboration with the mathematical ecologist Robert MacArthur, and which is seen as the foundation of the development of ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 88

Birthplace: Birmingham, USA, Alabama

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