A concern for birds places him among early conservationists.
Today, leading conservationists are asking for their help to save protect these vulnerable birds from accidental poisoning.
See British beef will make consumers sick, say conservationists December 15th 2005 Badger Trust news release added to the site.
The results will help conservationists to develop a national plan to save the dormouse from extinction.
It is also worth remembering that there were many very famous hunters who became conservationists in their lifetimes.