Women who make history - Nature conservationists

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In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re featuring 6 amazing women each week. These women are trailblazers, activists, adventurers, advocates for love, defenders of the environment and nature, and warriors for equal rights. While we’ve split them up into 5 different categories, they blur the lines and cross boundaries in their accomplishments.

This is in no way an exhaustive list as we could list thousands. But a mere dusting of the surface in appreciation of the many women throughout history and current day who have made a difference in our world.

women in history-nature conservationists, make a difference

These women are protectors of our planet and defenders of our environment. They are instrumental in ensuring the trees and animals and oceans are here to stay.


In the wise words of Rachel Carson - “Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.”

Image (clockwise from top left):

Sylvia Earle - 1998’s Hero of the Planet (Time Magazine) - advocate for protecting the Earth’s oceans.


Rachel Carson - marine biologist whose book Silent Spring called attention to dangers of pesticides and helped launch modern environmental movement


Jane Goodall - advocate and activist for animal welfare and conservation causes.


Kate Sessions - an example for promoting green space in cities - the “Mother of Balboa Park” in San Diego


Wangari Maathai - Kenyan environmentalist who won the Nobel peace prize for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy, and peace.


Margaret Thomas Murie - “Grandmother of the Conservation Movement” - her work led to the Wilderness Act and National Wilderness Preservation System



Thank you ladies for making the world a better place!

Catherine Grisez


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