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Conservation deaths in 2021

California redwoods. Photo credit: Rhett A. Butler

  • Between the pandemic, natural disasters worsened by human activities, and violence against environmental defenders, 2021 was another year of significant losses in conservation.
  • The following is a list of some of the deaths that occurred in 2021 that were notable to the conservation sector.

This list acknowledges some of the deaths in 2021 that are significant to the broader conservation community.

Did we miss a death that occurred in 2021 that’s notable in conservation? Please reach out via this form.

Groups like the The Thin Green Line Foundation, The International Ranger Federation and The Game Rangers’ Association of Africa keep tallies on conservation and wildlife rangers who have died, including the Ranger Roll of Honor.

Did we miss a death that occurred in 2021 that’s notable for conservation? Please reach out via this form.

Notable deaths in 2020