David Bellamy

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Birthday
18, 1933
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
18, 1933 (age 85)
Birthplace
England

About

British botanist, author, and environmental activist. He served as president of such conservation societies as the British Naturalists' Association and the Durham Wildlife Trust.

Before Fame

After graduating from Chelsea College of Science and Technology with a degree in botany, he rose to scientific prominence as an expert on the environmental effects of the 1967 Torrey Canyon Oil Spill.

Trivia

His numerous nature-themed books include Peatlands, England's Last Wilderness, and Bellamy's New World.

Family Life

With his wife, Rosemary Froy, he had five children.

Associated With

His Canadian contemporary, Farley Mowat, also became a well-known environmentalist and author.