List of famous environmental activists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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An environmental activist may refer to a person who advocates and works for the cause of protecting the natural environment from various forms of destruction and degradation. An activist may be strongly passionate about conservation of the environment, its improvement, preservation, pollution control and plant and animal diversity. An environmental activist works for various environmental issues and campaigns including climate change, sustainable development, sustainable agriculture, waste management and renewable sources of energy among others. The need to protect the environment in various ways was recognized as early as 1272, when King Edward I of England forbid the practice of burning of sea coal. While during the Industrial Revolution in Europe, pollution in the air was one of the mainly recognized environmental problems of that time. The term environmentalism, originated in the year 1922 as a social movement with the main objective of influencing political process related to the environment. Environmental activists in the 21st century have been using the internet effectively, to create awareness about environment related issues and launch various environmental campaigns. Learn more intriguing and informative facts about some of the world’s most famous environmental activists, with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Ghislaine Maxwell Ghislaine Maxwell
French, British, American

Bianca Jagger Bianca Jagger
Nicaraguan, British

Will Estes Will Estes
American

Ally Walker Ally Walker
American

Gary Snyder Gary Snyder
American

Lupita Nyong'o Lupita Nyong'o
Kenyan, Mexican

Matte Babel Matte Babel
Canadian

Walton GogginsWalton Goggins
American

Ben GoldsmithBen Goldsmith
British

Timothy TreadwellTimothy Treadwell
American
Jim CorbettJim Corbett
British

Bob IrwinBob Irwin
Australian

James LovelockJames Lovelock
British

Jack HemingwayJack Hemingway
American

Vandana ShivaVandana Shiva
Indian
George MonbiotGeorge Monbiot
British

Sunderlal BahugunaSunderlal Bahuguna
Indian
Marjory Stoneman DouglasMarjory Stoneman Douglas
American

David Mayer de RothschildDavid Mayer de Rothschild
British

David BellamyDavid Bellamy
British
Douglas TompkinsDouglas Tompkins
American

Jean-Michel CousteauJean-Michel Cousteau
French
K. Shivaram KaranthK. Shivaram Karanth
Indian

Jimmy McNicholJimmy McNichol
American

Severn Cullis-SuzukiSevern Cullis-Suzuki
Canadian

Ed Begley, Jr.Ed Begley, Jr.
American

Patrick HemingwayPatrick Hemingway
American
Amory LovinsAmory Lovins
American

Chandi Prasad BhattChandi Prasad Bhatt
Indian

Pradip KrishenPradip Krishen
Indian

Yann Arthus-BertrandYann Arthus-Bertrand
French, Comorian
David BrowerDavid Brower
American

SwampySwampy
British
Hu JiaHu Jia
Chinese

Julia HillJulia Hill
American

David Ross BrowerDavid Ross Brower
American