Rachel Carson was a marine biologist passionate about the secrets of ecosystems, especially the ocean's. She researched and wrote with great dedication, and while she was discovering and describing how the different elements that make up ecosystems interact, she realized the great influence that people have to alter their conditions.
She was especially concerned about how the use of pesticides negatively affects ecosystems. She wrote a book called The Silent Spring, which was a revulsive regarding environmental awareness worldwide.
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Aldo Leopold was an American ecologist and environmentalist. He is considered one of the most important conservation thinkers for his extensive work on the conservation of wildlife and protected natural spaces
“When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”
He was one of the pioneers in the dissemination of ideas and influenced the development of environmental ethics and the movement for the conservation of wild nature. As an advocate for the preservation of life and wild areas, Leopold founded the Wilderness Society in 1935.
Jane Goodall is an ethologist who has studied chimpanzees for many years. When she was young she travelled to the jungle in Tanzania and studied the behaviour of these great apes, discovering amazing facts like that they do use tools, which was something only attributed to humans until then.
Today she is mainly focused on spreading the importance of habitat conservation, describing and explaining the devastating consequences of deforestation and other threats like climate change in the habitat of the chimpanzees and other great apes.
Felix Rodriguez de la Fuente was a Spanish naturalist, defender of nature, who worked as a documentary filmmaker for radio and television. The most important of his creations was the successful series "Man and the Earth".
Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente
"The wolf is the antithesis of cruelty or gratuitous evil. The wolf represents the highest expression among living beings of community cooperatives, monolithic fidelity, tenderness, protection of cubs and defense of the weak."