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

Naturalists are the individuals who are expert in natural history. They are primarily zoologists or botanists who help the people in gaining an appreciation for the natural world. They act as the link between environment and the uninformed public whom they educate about the natural world and its processes. Naturalists teach the people how human activity affects the environment, natural resources and the living beings that inhabit the earth, and also demonstrate how interested parties can protect the environment. Charles Darwin the 19th century naturalist made significant contributions to the evolutionary theory. The famous painter John James Audubon was also a naturalist who published the ‘Birds of America’. American ornithologist Florence Merriam was a pioneer in her field who campaigned against the mistreatment and unnecessary killing of birds. The prolific writer Rachel Carson was one of the first people who made people understand the evils of pollution and played a key role in the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. One very famous naturalist of our time is Jane Goodall who is not just the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees but also the UN Messenger of Peace. This section provides you information about the life and works of various famous naturalists from all over the world.

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Steve BackshallSteve Backshall
British

Bob IrwinBob Irwin
Australian
Johann Friedrich BlumenbachJohann Friedrich Blumenbach
German

Joy AdamsonJoy Adamson
Austrian, Czech, British

Francesco RediFrancesco Redi
Italian
Lazzaro SpallanzaniLazzaro Spallanzani
Italian

John BurroughsJohn Burroughs
American
Gavin MaxwellGavin Maxwell
British

John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
British

Takashi AmanoTakashi Amano
Japanese

Gene Stratton-PorterGene Stratton-Porter
American

Roy Chapman AndrewsRoy Chapman Andrews
American
Gilbert WhiteGilbert White
British

Georg ForsterGeorg Forster
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Lewis ThomasLewis Thomas
American

Sir Samuel White BakerSir Samuel White Baker
British