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Nature Conservation and Research

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Scott C.1-C.1526

Scope and Contents

Nature Conservation and Research chiefly comprises administrative papers of the Wildfowl Trust, covering the Trust's operations during Scott's life, and a large sequence of papers (named 'Other Organisations and Topics') which reflect his associations with a great diversity of organisations, campaigns and issues, arranged alphabetically. Included here is significant documentation of his work for the World Wildlife Fund, mostly correspondence with prominent WWF officers and correspondence and papers concerning fundraising, in particular Scott's visits to Saudi Arabia in the mid-1970s. A large group of papers relates to Scott's involvement in the Loch Ness Phenomena Investigation Bureau Ltd and includes drafts of his articles on the evidence for the existence of the 'Loch Ness Monster' and the associated scientific nomenclature. There are also correspondence and papers covering the Hawaiian Goose breeding project, his early years as Chairman of the Survival Services Commission of IUCN, and his involvement in the International Waterfowl and Wetlands Research Bureau. Also found in the 'Other Organisations and Topics' sequence is correspondence with prominent naturalists such as Richard Fitter, Gavin Maxwell and Gerald Durrell. Small groups of papers document Scott's research on chameleons and reef fish. Concluding the section is material relating to the Peter Scott Memorial Fund for Conservation which was launched soon after his death.


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