John James Audubon Quotes

You only protect what you love, and you only love what you know.

His lesson was that in order to have a society that will protect animals, we must first enable citizens to know about the animals and then to love the animals.
John James Audubon
John James Audubon
  • Born: April 26, 1785
  • Died: January 27, 1851
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Naturalist, Painter, Ornithologist

John James Audubon was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He was notable for his extensive studies documenting all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. His major work, a color-plate book entitled The Birds of America (1827–1839), is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. Audubon identified 25 new species.