Rachel Carson is the most prominent.
She wrote "Silent Spring," which in the early Sixties was the book that started the environmental movement.
"Silent Spring" was about the effects of DDT and other pesticides on wildlife (birds in particular).
Before that, she had written "The Sea Around Us," one of the best and most accessible books on that topic.
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Rachel Carson is the best known. Her book was the first of its kind, and still significant today.
Jane Goodall and Diane Fossey did a lot to protect the habitat of chimps and gorillas, respectively.
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