The Duke as con­ser­va­tion­ist

Country Life Every Week - - Country Life 1897–2017 -

SIR PETER SCOTT, who founded the Wild­fowl and Wet­lands Trust and re­cruited The Duke of Ed­in­burgh to the World Wildlife Fund, salutes his work: in Aus­tralia, ‘peo­ple re­mem­ber him best for his suc­cess in help­ing to get a pro­posed hol­i­day vil­lage moved from the only known breed­ing site of the noisy scrub-bird.

‘Once thought ex­tinct, it was re-dis­cov­ered in 1961 at Two Peo­ple Bay. Its name came sec­ond among Prince Philip’s favourite bird names—the bare-faced go-away bird takes first place’ (Oc­to­ber 9, 1975).

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