Though the stories of these conservation actors span various disciplines and categories, they are all united by a common purpose. Through their dedication to conservation, these individuals worked to conserve and protect incredibly diverse ecosystems and species worldwide.

Bromelia anticantha Bertol. Cultivated in São Paulo. Procured from Minas Gerais. Margaret Mee, 1964. Permission for reproduction received from Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Rare Book Collection, Washington, D.C., Online Exhibits, Highlights from the Collections, Margaret Mee, The Paintings.
Margaret Mee, née Brown (1909-1988), was a British contemporary artist considered to be one of the most remarkable women of
K. Janaki Ammal was born in Kerala, India on November 4th, 1897. One of the first women in the U.S.
Olive Muriel Pink would spent a decade conducting research on the eastern Arrernte of Alice Springs and the Warlpiri of


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