Preserved by notable Conservationists

WHS whose original preservation is significantly the result of actions by a “Notable” Conservationist. “Notable” requires that the Conservationist a. Has a Wiki entry describing preservationist credentials (provide link) b. Is referred to in the Nomination File (where available – or elsewhere if not) as having contributed to that WHS (provide quote) Excluding WHS named after Conservationsists as a “general honour” to them where the individual played no particular part in the preservation of that specific WHS.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Everglades Marjory Stoneman Douglas (1890-1998) “American journalist, author, women's suffrage advocate, and conservationist known for her staunch defense of the Everglades against efforts to drain it and reclaim land for development….Her most influential work was the book The Everglades: River of Grass (1947), which redefined the popular conception of the Everglades as a treasured river instead of a worthless swamp” (Wiki)
Lake District Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) “English writer, illustrator, natural scientist, and conservationist.” (Wiki) “Much of the present character of the agro-pastoral landscape results from land purchase to preserve scenic beauty or the farming system A large number of farms, mostly now owned by the National Trust and farmed traditionally were specifically purchased to preserve the system of agro-pastoralism which maintained the much-valued form of the English Lake District landscape……. Mrs Heelis (Beatrix Potter), for example, left 14 farms and 4,000 acres of land to the National Trust. This process of acquisition has been important in helping to maintain both the character and integrity of the agro-pastoral landscape.” (Nom File)
Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Seub Nakhasathien (1948-90) “a Thai conservationist, environmental activist, and scholar who is renowned for his effort to protect Cheow Lan Lake…. Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary, and Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary”. (Wiki)
Yosemite National Park John Muir (1838-1914) “Scottish-born American  naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, botanist, zoologist, glaciologist, and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the US”. "Muir threw himself into the preservationist role…..He envisioned the Yosemite area and the Sierra as pristine lands. He thought the greatest threat to the Yosemite area and the Sierra was domesticated livestock—especially domestic sheep…..In June 1889…….Robert Underwood Johnson, camped with Muir in Tuolumne Meadows and saw firsthand the damage a large flock of sheep had done to the grassland. Johnson agreed to publish any article Muir wrote on the subject of excluding livestock from the Sierra high country. He also agreed to use his influence to introduce a bill to Congress to make the Yosemite area into a national park, modeled after Yellowstone National Park.” (Wiki)


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  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
  4. Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
  5. Be explained, with reference to a source