Aldo Leopold

Environmentalist, Author

1887 – 1948

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Who was Aldo Leopold?

Aldo Leopold was an American author, scientist, ecologist, forester, and environmentalist. He was a professor at the University of Wisconsin and is best known for his book A Sand County Almanac, which has sold more than two million copies.

Leopold was influential in the development of modern environmental ethics and in the movement for wilderness conservation. His ethics of nature and wildlife preservation had a profound impact on the environmental movement, with his ecocentric or holistic ethics regarding land. He emphasized biodiversity and ecology and was a founder of the science of wildlife management.

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Born
Jan 11, 1887
Burlington
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Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Lawrenceville School
  • Sheffield Scientific School
  • Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
  • Yale University
Lived in
  • Madison
  • Burlington
Died
Apr 21, 1948
Baraboo

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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