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

Joy AdamsonJoy Adamson
Austrian, Czech, British

Johann Friedrich BlumenbachJohann Friedrich Blumenbach
German

Lazzaro SpallanzaniLazzaro Spallanzani
Italian

Francesco RediFrancesco Redi
Italian
Gavin MaxwellGavin Maxwell
British

John BurroughsJohn Burroughs
American

Roy Chapman AndrewsRoy Chapman Andrews
American

Takashi AmanoTakashi Amano
Japanese
Gene Stratton-PorterGene Stratton-Porter
American
Gilbert WhiteGilbert White
British

Jan SwammerdamJan Swammerdam
German, Dutch

Li ShizhenLi Shizhen
Chinese

John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
British
William Henry HudsonWilliam Henry Hudson
Argentinian, British

José de AcostaJosé de Acosta
Spanish
William BeebeWilliam Beebe
American

Georg ForsterGeorg Forster
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Henry Walter BatesHenry Walter Bates
British
Christian Gottfried EhrenbergChristian Gottfried Ehrenberg
German

Philip Henry GossePhilip Henry Gosse
British
Samuel HearneSamuel Hearne
British

Lewis ThomasLewis Thomas
American

George CrabbeGeorge Crabbe
British
Ulisse AldrovandiUlisse Aldrovandi
Italian
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Spencer Fullerton BairdSpencer Fullerton Baird
American
Thomas PennantThomas Pennant
Welsh

Catharine Parr TraillCatharine Parr Traill
Canadian, British

José Bonifácio de AndradaJosé Bonifácio de Andrada
Brazilian

Henri MouhotHenri Mouhot
French
Clinton Hart MerriamClinton Hart Merriam
American

Geoffrey GrigsonGeoffrey Grigson
British

Thomas NuttallThomas Nuttall
British

Bernardino TelesioBernardino Telesio
Italian

Sir Samuel White BakerSir Samuel White Baker
British
Thornton W. BurgessThornton W. Burgess
American

Sir George BackSir George Back
British
Ronald Mathias LockleyRonald Mathias Lockley
New Zealander

Annalea KrebsAnnalea Krebs
American