Sir Peter Markham Scott, was a British ornithologist, conservationist, painter, naval officer, broadcaster and 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 of wild animals and was also a recipient of the WWF Gold Medal and the J. Paul Getty Prize.
|Born:||Peter Markham Scott, September 14, 1909, London, England|
|Died:||August 29, 1989, Bristol, England|
|Monuments:||Statue of Sir Peter Scott at the WWT London Wetland Centre, busts at each of the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust centres|
|Occupation:||Ornithologist, conservationist, aviculturist, painter, naval officer, broadcaster and sportsman.|
|Parent(s):||Robert Falcon Scott, Kathleen Bruce|
About Peter Scott
British artist and ornithologist who received the WWF Gold Medal and the J. Paul Getty Prize for his many works.
He graduated with a degree in History of Art from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1931.
He was a founder of the World Wide Fund for Nature and also designed its logo of a panda.
He was married twice and had three children.
He is the son of explorer Robert Falcon Scott.
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- Fellows of the Royal Society (Statute 12)
- English conservationists
- Rectors of the University of Aberdeen
- British bird artists
- People educated at West Downs School
- Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
- People educated at Oundle School
- English ornithologists
- Olympic sailors of Great Britain
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- Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve personnel of World War II
- Members of the Order of the Companions of Honour
- Recipients of the Distinguished Service Cross (United Kingdom)
- 20th-century English writers
- Olympic bronze medallists for Great Britain
- English illustrators
- 20th-century zoologists
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