Peter Scott biography

Peter Scott

Military Officer, Politician

1909 – 1989

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Who was Peter Scott?

Sir Peter Markham Scott CH CBE DSC* FRS FZS was a British ornithologist, conservationist, painter, naval officer and sportsman.

Scott was knighted in 1973 for his contribution to the conservation of wild animals. He had been a founder of the World Wide Fund for Nature, a founder of several wetlands bird sanctuaries in Britain, and an influence on international conservation. He received the WWF Gold Medal and the J. Paul Getty Prize for his work.

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Born
Sep 14, 1909
London
Also known as
  • Peter Markham Scott
  • Sir Peter Scott
Parents
Spouses
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Trinity College, Cambridge
  • Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
    Art
  • Royal Academy
    Art
  • University of Cambridge
  • Oundle School
Employment
  • University of Birmingham
  • Co-Founder, World Wide Fund for Nature
    (1961 - )
  • Vice President, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Lived in
  • Slimbridge
    (1946 - )
Died
Aug 29, 1989
Bristol

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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