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conservationist , zoologist

Iain Douglas-Hamilton, British zoologist, conservationist. Achievements include first to describe elephants social behaviour in the wild; first to alert the world to the African elephant ivory poaching catastrophe in the 70s and 80s; research in continuous satellite tracking of elephants in four regions of Africa. Member of East African Aero Club.

Background

Douglas-Hamilton, Iain was born on August 16, 1942 in Ferne House, Dorset, England.

Education

Master of Arts in Zoology with honors, Oxford University, England, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, Oxford University, England, 1972.

Career

Chief executive Save the Elephants, London, since 1993. Technical advisor Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species Monitoring Illegal Killing of Elephants, since 2000.

Achievements

  • Achievements include first to describe elephants social behaviour in the wild. First to alert the world to the African elephant ivory poaching catastrophe in the 70s and 80s. Research in continuous satellite tracking of elephants in four regions of Africa.

Works

Membership

Member of East African Aero Club.

Connections

Son of Lord David Douglas-Hamilton and Prunella Stack, Brian Saint Quentin Power (Stepfather) and Alfred Albers (Stepfather). Married Oria Lisiana Rocco, August 28, 1971. Children: Saba, Mara.

father:
Lord David Douglas-Hamilton

mother:
Prunella Stack

spouse:
Oria Lisiana Rocco

child:
Saba Douglas-Hamilton

child:
Mara Douglas-Hamilton