Outspoken writer of 45
books, including the popular Never Cry Wolf, was famed for his
unwavering, fearless focus on protecting nature.
Mowat was born in
Belleville, Ont., in 1921, the son of a librarian, and grew up in
Belleville, Richmond Hill, Trenton, Windsor, Saskatoon and Toronto. At
the age of 13 the budding environmentalist founded a newsletter, Nature
Lore, and wrote a weekly column on birds for the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix.
He served in the Second World War from 1940 to 1945, taking part in the
invasion of Sicily and later mainland Italy before working as an
intelligence officer in the Netherlands in 1945. Through his writing
about nature and animals, he became an ardent environmentalist.
You can learn more about him and watch some videos here