Sir Peter Markham Scott (born 14 September 1909, died 29 August 1989) was a British ornithologist, conservationist, painter, naval officer and sportsman.
Scott was awarded a knighthood in 1973 for his contribution to the conservation of wild animals.He had been a founder of the World Wide Fund for Nature, a founder of several wetlands bird sanctuaries in Britain, and an influence on international conservation. He received the WWF Gold Medal and the J. Paul Getty Prize for his work. Many stamps have been issued celebrating his life and work. This attractive sheet was released by the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, a Portuguese-speaking island nation situated off the western equatorial coast of Central Africa, in 2004. A mint example is currently available via postbeeld.com
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