Peter Scott, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Peter Scott

British ornithologist, conservationist, painter, naval officer and sportsman

Date of Birth: 14-Sep-1909

Place of Birth: London

Date of Death: 29-Aug-1989

Profession: illustrator, television presenter, painter, ornithologist, postage stamp designer, conservationist

Nationality: United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Virgo


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About Peter Scott

  • Sir Peter Markham Scott, (14 September 1909 – 29 August 1989) was a British ornithologist, conservationist, painter, naval officer, broadcaster and sportsman.
  • The only child of Robert Falcon Scott, he took an interest in observing and shooting wildfowl at a young age and later took to their rearing and breeding.
  • He established the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust in Slimbridge in 1946 and helped found the World Wide Fund for Nature, the logo of which he designed.
  • He was also a gliding and yachting enthusiast from an early age.
  • He was part of the British sailing team that won a bronze medal in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.
  • He was knighted in 1973 for his work in conservation of wild animals and was also a recipient of the WWF Gold Medal and the J.
  • Paul Getty Prize.

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