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16 famous animal conservationists

By: Anna Norris on Sept. 9, 2013, 9:30 a.m.
Gerald Durrell in Ukraine

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Gerald Durrell

Gerald Durrell founded the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust as well as the Jersey Zoo, now known as Durrell Wildlife Park. An environmental message penetrated his many books, which included autobiographies, children’s books and novels. Durrell saw zoos as an opportunity to foster endangered species and worked during his life to restore species such as the Mauritius Kestrel raptor.