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List of famous conservationists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top conservationists in the world? This includes the most prominent conservationists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable conservationists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic conservationists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned conservationists.

List is made up of people like Theodore Roosevelt and Ansel Adams.

From reputable, prominent, and well known conservationists to the lesser known conservationists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the conservationist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous conservationists ever?" and "What are the names of famous conservationists?" then you're in the right place. 

Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Conservationists
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 ...more

Steve Irwin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Conservationists
Stephen Robert "Steve" Irwin, nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an Australian wildlife expert, television personality, and conservationist. Irwin achieved worldwide fame ...more

William Holden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Conservationists
William Holden was an American actor, who was one of the biggest box office draws of the 1950s. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1953 for his role in Stalag 17, and a Primetime Emmy ...more

Rachel Carson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Conservationists
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 ...more

Ansel Adams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Conservationists
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 ...more

Elissa Sursara is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Conservationists
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 ...more

Bill Oddie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Conservationists
William Edgar "Bill" Oddie OBE is an English writer, composer, musician, comedian, artist, ornithologist, conservationist and television presenter. He became famous as one of The ...more

E. O. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Conservationists
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 ...more

Peter H. Raven is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Conservationists
Peter Hamilton Raven FMLS is a botanist and environmentalist, notable as the longtime director, now President Emeritus, of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Leo Carrillo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Conservationists
Leopoldo Antonio Carrillo, was an American actor, vaudevillian, political cartoonist, and conservationist.

Peter Scott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Conservationists
Sir Peter Markham Scott CH CBE DSC* FRS FZS was a British ornithologist, conservationist, painter, naval officer and sportsman. Scott was knighted in 1973 for his contribution to the ...more

Terri Irwin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Conservationists
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 ...more

Henry Fairfield Osborn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Conservationists
Henry Fairfield Osborn, Sr. ForMemRS was an American geologist, paleontologist, and eugenist, and the president of the American Museum of Natural History for 25 years.

Leo Drey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Conservationists
Leo A. Drey, is a Missouri timber magnate, conservationist, and philanthropist. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, to a wealthy manufacturer of glassware, Drey began acquiring timberland in the ...more

Jeff Corwin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Conservationists
Jeffrey Corwin is an American animal and nature conservationist, known as host and executive producer of the Animal Planet cable channel television programs The Jeff Corwin Experience and ...more

Roger Payne is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Conservationists
Roger Searle Payne is an American biologist and environmentalist famous for the 1967 discovery of whale song among humpback whales. Payne later became an important figure in the worldwide ...more

Kevin Kelly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Conservationists
Kevin Kelly is the founding executive editor of Wired magazine, and a former editor/publisher of the Whole Earth Review. He has also been a writer, photographer, conservationist, and student of ...more

James Theodore Richmond is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Conservationists
James Theodore Richmond also known as "Twilight Ted" was an American writer, conservationist, non-denominational preacher, and noted librarian.

Mehgan Heaney-Grier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Conservationists
Mehgan Heaney-Grier is a US champion freediver, fashion model, actress, conservationist, and TV personality.

Peter Cundall is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Conservationists
Peter Cundall, AM is a horticulturalist, conservationist, author, broadcaster and television personality in Australia. He currently lives in Tasmania's Tamar Valley, and until the age of 81 ...more

Farley Mowat is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Conservationists
Farley McGill Mowat, OC was a Canadian author and environmentalist. His works were translated into 52 languages, and he sold more than 17 million books. He achieved fame with the publication of ...more

Louis Bromfield is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Conservationists
Louis Bromfield was an American author and conservationist who gained international recognition, winning the Pulitzer Prize and pioneering innovative scientific farming concepts.

John Michael Greer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Conservationists

Madison Grant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Conservationists
Madison Grant was an American lawyer known primarily for his work as a eugenicist and conservationist. As a eugenicist, Grant was responsible for one of the most famous works of scientific ...more

Richard Leakey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Conservationists
Richard Erskine Frere Leakey is a Kenyan politician, paleoanthropologist and conservationist. He is second of the three sons of the archaeologists Louis Leakey and Mary Leakey, and is the ...more