Edward Max Nicholson was born on July 12, 1904 and was the founder of the World Wildlife Fund. Nicholson also wrote The Art of Bird-Watching which led to the formation of the British Trust for Ornithology. He was also involved in the forming of International Union for Conservation of Nature, which later became the World Conservation Union.
Nicholson’s involvement in ornithology and conservation was lifelong. He was at one point a leader for the Nature Conservancy and president of the Royal Society for the Protection for Birds. While most of his work was in England, Nicholson’s achievements are felt by birders worldwide. He was and still is an inspiration for conservation.