Jeff Watson and the Golden Eagle
Golden Eagle in Scotland
Image: Tooth and Claw
“Jeff Watson, who died of cancer on September 19 aged 54, was the world's foremost authority on the golden eagle and played a vital role in ensuring its future in Scotland and further afield.”
Watson wrote The Golden Eagle, established conservation programmes, and “played a vital role in the creation of the Cairngorms National Park and the protection of the Flow Country and many other precious areas”.
He stood very much in the British tradition of protecting animals, and made a unique contribution.