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Monday, March 08, 2004

Remembering Max Nicholson
Have you ever heard of a man called Max Nicholson?

My guess is that you haven't, but that you will have heard of SOME of the organisations he established, helped to found, or ran during his incredible career.

They include The World Wide Fund for Nature (1961), The International Institute for Environment and Development , The Nature Conservancy (1949), The British Trust for Ornithology (1933), The Edward Grey Institute and Oxford University's Exploration Club (1926).

Max also found time to allocate tonnage to ships during the seige of Britain in World War II, to organise the 1951 Festival of Britain, to be a trustee for Earthwatch Europe and President of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

Wow! Who says you can't make a difference!

If you would like to know more, you can read his obiturary and Sir Crispin Tickell's memorial address here.