Temporary ACC 2018/161 - Philip Wayre Collection

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ACC 2018/161


Philip Wayre Collection


  • 20th century (Creation)

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Born 26 May 1921. Naturalist and TV presenter and served on numerous conservation bodies. Founded The Ornamental Pheasant Trust in 1959. Co-founded the Otter Trust in 1971. Died 29 June 2014.
He was a member of the councils of the Fauna and Flora Preservation Society, the International Council for Bird Preservation and the Norfolk Naturalists’ Trust, and also served as the chairman of their conservation committee. From 1976 to 1978 he was chairman of the Eastern Regional Council for Sport and Recreation. In 1994 he founded the Philip Wayre Wildlife Trust to promote conservation and the protection of wildlife.
Author of The Valley of the Otter (1992), The Natural History of the European Otter, (1977), Operation Otter (1989). Guide to the Pheasants of the World (1969), The Private Life of the Otter (1979), Wind in the Reeds (1965), The River People (1977)

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