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George Perkins Marsh
(1801-1882) He was a farmer, linguist, and diplomat at different times during his life. He is most remembered for his book Man and Nature.
John James Audubon
(1785-1851) He painted lifelike portraits of birds and other animals in their natural surroundings.
Henry David Thoreau
(1817-1862) He was a prominent US writer, he lived for two years on the shore of the Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts.
(1858-1919) He used the law to remove 17.4 million hectares (43 million acres) of forest, primarily in the West, from logging.
(1865-1946) He was the first head of the U.S. Forest Service.
(1838-1914) He was a naturalist who founded the Sierra Club.
(1882-1945) He established the Civilian Conservation Corps, which employed over 175,000 men to plant trees, make paths and roads in national parks and forests, build dams to help control flooding, and many other activities to help protect the environment
(1886-1948) He was a wildlife biologist and environmental visionary who was influential in the conservation movement of the mid- to late 20th century. He wrote A Sand Country Almanac.
Was influenced by Aldo Leopold and wrote Wilderness Essay which helped create support for the passage of the Wilderness Act of 1964
Wrote about the interrelationships among living organisms and their natural environment. Published silent spring in 1962 which rose public awareness about dangers of uncontrolled use of DDT and other pesticides
Published the Population Bomb and raised public awareness of the dangers of overpopulation
harvard graduate student who organized the first national celebrated Earth day
former senator from Wisconsin who urged Denis Hayes to organize first nationally celebrated Earth Day
Canadian environmental activist, who founded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a direct action group focused on marine conservation. The Toronto native joined a Sierra Club protest against nuclear testing in 1969.
an American ecologist who warned of the dangers of overpopulation. His exposition of the tragedy of the commons, in a famous 1968 paper in Science, called attention to the damage that innocent actions by individuals can inflict on the environment
an American legal clerk and environmental activist, who, despite the lack of a formal education in the law, was instrumental in building a case against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) of California in 1993.
Lyndon B. Johnson
signed the Wilderness Act on September 3, 1964, which permanently guaranteed millions of acres of wild land for future generations of Americans
signed the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act in 1980, which protected more land than any single piece of legislation ever passed by Congress
Woodsy the owl
owl icon for the United States Forest Service; most famous for the motto "Give a hoot — don't pollute!"
Brazilian environmentalist who pioneered the world's first tropical forest conservation and whose work led to the establishment of Brazil's reserves protected forest areas that are inhabited and managed by local communities.
primatologist known for studying chimpanzees; author
wilderness and landscape photographer
an American public administrator and an environmental health and air quality expert, currently administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
an independent scientist, environmentalist and futurist who proposed the Gaea hypothesis
a kenyan environmental and political activist; founded the Green Belt Movement, an environmental non-governmental organization focused on the planting of trees, environmental conservation, and women's rights.
an Indian environmental activist and anti-globalization author
an English broadcaster and naturalist. He is best known for writing and presenting the nine Life series, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, which collectively form a comprehensive survey of animal and plant life on the planet
Sir Peter Scott
Founder of the World Wildlife Fund and Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust and the first conservationist to be knighted (in 1973).
Oversaw the creation of the national park service and passed the National Park Service Act for the conservation of the heritage sites and greeneries. To ensure the pride of the country during the World War I, he signed two Acts namely Espionage Act of 1917 and Sedition Act of 1918.
utilized an executive order to create the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an independent government organization, in late 1970. Shortly after its establishment, the EPA passed its first piece of legislation, the Clean Air Act, in 1972
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