David Bellamy (1933 – 2019)

The Conservation Foundation is greatly saddened to announce the death on 11th December 2019 of Professor David Bellamy OBE, its co-founder and President.


Sadly, I have to report that David Bellamy died this morning.  David and I worked together on a variety of projects in a various places since launching The Conservation Foundation in 1982.

He was a larger-than-life character who became a very special friend and teacher. He inspired  a whole generation with his wide range of interests and enthusiasm which knew no bounds.

The Conservation Foundation was very special to him and so today is very sad for all of us.

David Shreeve


The Two Davids

David Bellamy remembered on BBC Radio 4’s Last Word by David Shreeve and Chris Baines