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Victor Stolan
Victor Stolan (born 1893) provided "the germ of the idea"Sir Arthur Norman (industrialist), Arthur Norman (1981) The story of the World Wildlife Fund. Contemporary Review vol 239, 23-29. that led Julian Huxley and Max Nicholson with him to start the World Wide Fund for Nature, World Wildlife Fund. They together with others they recruited founded the organization on 11 September 1961 in Switzerland.Kate Kellaway (7 November 2010)How the Observer brought the WWF into beingThe Observer.Max Nicholson (1981). The first world conservation lecture. The Environmentalist Volume 1, Number 2, 109-116, Scott, P. (1965). The launching of a new ark: first report of the President and Trustees of the World Wildlife Fund: an international foundation for saving the world's wildlife and wild places; 1961-1964. Collins Originally a Czechoslovakian refugee, Victor Stolan was by that time a naturalized UK citizen that had become a businessman and hotel owner. He died within a few years of the start of th ...
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Arthur Norman (industrialist)
Sir Arthur Gordon Norman Order of the British Empire, CBE Distinguished Flying Cross (United Kingdom), DFC (18 February 1917 – 30 September 2011) was a leading British industrialist, President of the Confederation of British Industry, CBI and Chairman of the UK Centre for Economic and Environmental Development. Biography Arthur Gordon Norman was born on 18 February 1917 at North Petherton. Arthur Norman was educated at Blundell's School and served with the Royal Air Force, RAF during Second World War, WW II, reaching the rank of Wing Commander (rank), Wing Commander. In 1943 Norman was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (United Kingdom), Distinguished Flying Cross for his actions on 18 September 1943 during Operation 'Elaborate' (the ferrying of Airspeed Horsa, Horsa gliders from Portreath to Rabat-Salé in Morocco). Norman joined De La Rue in 1934 and became managing director in 1953 and chairman from 1964 to 1987. His other appointments included: * Director and Chairma ...
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Conservationism
The conservation movement, also known as nature conservation, is a political, environmental, and social movement that seeks to manage and protect natural resource Natural resources are resource Resource refers to all the materials available in our environment which help us to satisfy our needs and wants. Resources can broadly be classified upon their availability — they are classified into renewabl ...s, including animal, fungus, and plant species as well as their habitat for the future. Conservationists are concerned with leaving the environment in a better state than the condition they found it in. Evidence-based conservation Evidence-based conservation is the application of evidence in nature conservation management actions and policy making. It is defined as systematically assessing scientific information from published, peer-reviewed publications and texts, practition ... seeks to use high quality scientific evidence to make conservation efforts more effective. ...
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Czechoslovak Environmentalists
Czechoslovakism ( cs, Čechoslovakismus, sk, Čechoslovakizmus) is a concept which underlines reciprocity of the Czech people, Czechs and the Slovak people, Slovaks. It is best known as an ideology which holds that there is one Czechoslovak nation, though it might also appear as a political program of two nations living in one common state. The climax of Czechoslovakism fell on 1918-1938, when as a one-nation-theory it became the official political doctrine of Czechoslovak Republic (1918-1938), Czechoslovakia; its best known representative was Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Tomáš Masaryk. Today Czechoslovakism as political concept or ideology is almost defunct; its remnant is a general sentiment of cultural affinity, present among many Czechs and Slovaks. Antecedents Except some 70 years of Great Moravia in the early Medieval era, until the 20th century the peoples in the basins of Upper Elbe, Morava (river), Morava, Váh, Nitra (river), Nitra and Hornád, Hornad have never lived i ...
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Czechoslovak Refugees
Czechoslovakism ( cs, Čechoslovakismus, sk, Čechoslovakizmus) is a concept which underlines reciprocity of the Czech people, Czechs and the Slovak people, Slovaks. It is best known as an ideology which holds that there is one Czechoslovak nation, though it might also appear as a political program of two nations living in one common state. The climax of Czechoslovakism fell on 1918-1938, when as a one-nation-theory it became the official political doctrine of Czechoslovak Republic (1918-1938), Czechoslovakia; its best known representative was Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Tomáš Masaryk. Today Czechoslovakism as political concept or ideology is almost defunct; its remnant is a general sentiment of cultural affinity, present among many Czechs and Slovaks. Antecedents Except some 70 years of Great Moravia in the early Medieval era, until the 20th century the peoples in the basins of Upper Elbe, Morava (river), Morava, Váh, Nitra (river), Nitra and Hornád, Hornad have never lived i ...
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British Hoteliers
British may refer to: Peoples, culture, and language * British people The British people, or Britons, are the citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixe ..., nationals or natives of the United Kingdom, British Overseas Territories, and Crown Dependencies. ** Britishness Britishness is the state or quality of being British, or of embodying British characteristics. It comprises the claimed qualities that bind and distinguish the British people The British people, or Britons, are the citizens of the Un ..., the British identity and common culture * British English British English (BrE) is the standard dialect A standard language (also standard variety, standard dialect, and standard) is a language variety that has undergone substantial codification of grammar and usage and is employed by a pop ...
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Naturalised Citizens Of The United Kingdom
Naturalization (or naturalisation) is the legal act or process by which a non-citizen of a country may acquire citizenship or nationality of that country. It may be done automatically by a statute, i.e., without any effort on the part of the individual, or it may involve an petition, application or a motion (legal), motion and approval by legal authorities. The rules of naturalization vary from country to country but typically include a promise to obey and uphold that country's laws, See also, generally ''United States v. Lefsih''867 F.3d 459(4th Cir. 2017); ''Saliba v. Att'y Gen.''828 F.3d 182(3d Cir. 2016); ''Al-Sharif v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services''734 F.3d 207(3d Cir. 2013); ''In re Petition of Haniatakis''376 F.2d 728(3d Cir. 1967). taking and subscribing to an oath of allegiance, and may specify other requirements such as a minimum legal permanent residency, residency and adequate knowledge of the national dominant language or culture. To counter mul ...
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1893 Births
Events January–March * January 2 Events Pre-1600 *AD 69, 69 – The Roman legions in Germania Superior refuse to swear loyalty to Galba. They rebel and proclaim Vitellius as emperor. * 366 – The Alemanni cross the frozen Rhine in large numbers, invading the Roman Em ... – Webb C. Ball introduces railroad chronometerA railroad chronometer or railroad standard watch is a specialized timepiece that once was crucial for safe and correct operation of trains in many countries. A system of timetable and train order, which relied on highly accurate timekeeping, was us ...s, which become the general railroad timepiece standards in North America. * January 6 Events Pre-1600 *1066 1066 (Roman numerals, MLXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar. Events By place England * January 5 – Edward the Confessor dies after a 24-year reign at London. The Witena ... – The Washington National Cathedral ...
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The Observer
''The Observer'' is a British newspaper published on Sundays. In the same place on the political spectrum A political spectrum is a system to characterize and classify different in relation to one another. These positions sit upon one or more that represent independent political dimensions. The expressions political compass and political map are ... as its sister papers ''The Guardian ''The Guardian'' is a British daily newspaper. It was founded in 1821 as ''The Manchester Guardian'', and changed its name in 1959. Along with its sister papers ' and ', ''The Guardian'' is part of the , owned by the . The trust was created ...'' and ''The Guardian Weekly ''The Guardian Weekly'' is an international English-language news magazine based in London, UK. It is one of the world's oldest international news publications and has readers in more than 170 countries. Editorial content is drawn from its sist ...'', whose parent company Guardian Media Group Limited acqui ...
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Ornithologist
Ornithology is a branch of zoology that concerns the "methodological study and consequent knowledge of birds with all that relates to them." Several aspects of ornithology differ from related disciplines, due partly to the high visibility and the aesthetic appeal of birds. It has also been an area with a large contribution made by amateurs in terms of time, resources, and financial support. Studies on birds have helped develop key concepts in biology including evolution, behaviour and ecology such as the definition of species, the process of speciation, instinct, learning, ecological niches, guild (ecology), guilds, island biogeography, phylogeography, and bird conservation, conservation. While early ornithology was principally concerned with descriptions and distributions of species, ornithologists today seek answers to very specific questions, often using birds as models to test hypotheses or predictions based on theories. Most modern biological theories apply across life forms ...
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Julian Huxley
Sir Julian Sorell Huxley (22 June 1887 – 14 February 1975) was an English evolutionary biologist Evolutionary biology is the subfield of biology that studies the evolutionary processes ( natural selection, common descent, speciation) that produced the Biodiversity, diversity of life on Earth. In the 1930s, the discipline of evolutionary b ..., eugenicist Eugenics ( ; from Greek Greek may refer to: Greece Anything of, from, or related to Greece Greece ( el, Ελλάδα, , ), officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country located in Southeast Europe. Its population is approximately 10.7 ..., and internationalist. He was a proponent of natural selection Natural selection is the differential survival and reproduction of individuals due to differences in phenotype right , Here the relation between genotype and phenotype is illustrated, using a Punnett square, for the character of peta ..., and a leading figure in the mid-twentieth century mode ...
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Peter Scott
Sir Peter Markham Scott, (14 September 1909 – 29 August 1989) was a British ornithologist, conservation movement, conservationist, painter, naval officer, broadcaster and Sportsperson, sportsman. The only child of Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott, he took an interest in observing and shooting wildfowl at a young age and later took to their 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 a yachting enthusiast from an early age, and took up gliding seriously in mid-life. He was part of the UK team for the 1936 Summer Olympics and won a bronze medal in the sailing event. He was knighted in 1973 for his work in Conservation biology, conservation of wild animals and was also a recipient of the WWF Gold Medal and the J. Paul Getty Award for Conservation Leadership, J. Paul Getty Prize. Early life Scott was born in London at 174, Buckingham Palace Road, the only ...
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Guy Mountfort
Guy Mountfort (4 December 1905 – 23 April 2003) was an England, English advertising executive, amateur ornithologist and conservation movement, conservationist. He is known for writing the pioneering ''A Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe'', published in 1954. Biography Born in London, Mountfort was the author of the 1954 ''A Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe'', with illustrations by Roger Tory Peterson and distribution maps by Philip Hollom. The book was the first to provide a portable, accurate, illustrated guide to essentially all birds likely to be seen in Britain, and its design influenced all subsequent field guides. In 1961 he created the World Wide Fund for Nature (then the World Wildlife Fund) with Victor Stolan, Julian Huxley, Sir Julian Huxley, Peter Scott, Sir Peter Scott and Edward Max Nicholson, Max Nicholson. In 1956 he led a n expedition to the Coto Donana with the resulting Book Portrait of a Wilderness illustrated by Eric Hosking. ...
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