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List of Famous Conservationists

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 Jr. ( ROH-zə-velt; October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was an American statesman, politician, conservationist, naturalist, and writer who served as the 26th president of the ...more
  • Stephen Robert Irwin (22 February 1962 – 4 September 2006), nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an Australian zookeeper, conservationist and television personality. Irwin achieved worldwide fame ...more
  • William Holden (born April 17, 1918 – November 12, 1981) was an American actor who was one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1950s and 1960s. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the film ...more
  • 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 ...more
  • Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was a landscape photographer and environmentalist known for his black-and-white images of the American West. He helped found Group f/64, an ...more
  • 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
  • William Edgar Oddie, (born 7 July 1941) is an English writer, comedian, composer, musician, artist, birder, conservationist, television presenter and actor. He became famous as one of The Goodies. A ...more
  • Edward Osborne Wilson (born June 10, 1929), usually cited as E. O. Wilson, is an American biologist, theorist, naturalist and author. His biological specialty is myrmecology, the study of ants, on ...more
  • Peter Hamilton Raven FMLS is a botanist and environmentalist, notable as the longtime director, now President Emeritus, of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
  • Leopoldo Antonio Carrillo Spanish pronunciation: [Cay-reel-yo] (August 6, 1880 – September 10, 1961), was an American actor, vaudevillian, political cartoonist, and conservationist. He was best known ...more
  • Sir Peter Markham Scott, (14 September 1909 – 29 August 1989) was a British ornithologist, conservationist, painter, naval officer, broadcaster and sportsman. The only child of Robert Falcon Scott, ...more
  • 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 ...more
  • Henry Fairfield Osborn, Sr. (August 8, 1857 – November 6, 1935) was an American paleontologist and geologist. He was the president of the American Museum of Natural History for 25 years.
  • Leo A. Drey, ( , January 19, 1917 – May 26, 2015), was a Missouri timber magnate, conservationist, and philanthropist.
  • Jeffrey Corwin (born July 11, 1967) is an American biologist and wildlife conservationist, known for hosting Disney Channel's Going Wild with Jeff Corwin, The Jeff Corwin Experience on Animal Planet, ...more
  • Roger Searle Payne (born January 29, 1935) is an American biologist and environmentalist famous for the 1967 discovery (with Scott McVay) of whale song among humpback whales. Payne later became an ...more
  • Kevin Kelly (born August 14, 1952) 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, ...more
  • James Theodore (Ted) Richmond also known as "Twilight Ted" (May 26, 1890 – December 3, 1975) was an American writer, conservationist, non-denominational preacher, and noted librarian.
  • Mehgan Heaney-Grier (born Mehgan Renee Heaney; August 26, 1977) is an American champion freediver, fashion model, actress, conservationist, and TV personality.
  • Peter Joseph Cundall, (born 1 April 1927) is an English-born Australian horticulturalist, conservationist, author, broadcaster and television personality. He currently lives in Tasmania's Tamar ...more
  • Farley McGill Mowat, (May 12, 1921 – May 6, 2014) was a Canadian writer and environmentalist. His works were translated into 52 languages, and he sold more than 17 million books. He achieved fame ...more
  • Louis Bromfield (December 27, 1896 – March 18, 1956) was an American author and conservationist. He gained international recognition, won the Pulitzer Prize, and pioneered innovative scientific ...more
  • John Michael Greer (born 1962) is an American author who writes on ecology, religion, philosophy, politics, appropriate technology, oil depletion and the occult. He served from December 2003 to ...more
  • Madison Grant (November 19, 1865 – May 30, 1937) was an American lawyer, writer, and zoologist known primarily for his work as a eugenicist/racist and conservationist as one of the leading thinkers ...more
  • Richard Erskine Frere Leakey FRS (born 19 December 1944) is a Kenyan paleoanthropologist, conservationist, and politician. Leakey has held a number of official positions in Kenya, mostly in ...more