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16 famous animal conservationists

By: Anna Norris on Sept. 9, 2013, 9:30 a.m.
Steve Irwin rests his head on an elephant

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Steve Irwin

The Crocodile Hunter was an avid conservationist, as was apparent in his enthusiasm as the host of his own television show. But he also actively worked towards these causes with the establishment of the Steve Irwin Conservation Foundation (now Wildlife Warriors Worldwide), the International Crocodile Rescue, Lyn Irwin Memorial Fund, and Iron Bark Station Wildlife Rehabilitation Facility. He also advocated eco-tourism and sustainable consumer choices.