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Martin Harper's blog
I’ve been the RSPB’s Conservation Director since May 2011. As I settle into the job, I’ll be blogging on all the big conservation topics and providing an inside view of our conservation projects. I hope you enjoy reading it and feel inspired to join in t
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Natural Environment White Paper: one year on
Just over a year ago, the Westminster Government launched its Natural Environment White Paper, The Natural Choice . At the time, we welcomed the White Paper – as you can see in my blog post from the day itself – as it met the majority of the ‘key tests’ we had challenged government...
17 Jul 2012
Spelman Steps Up
Caroline Spelman has made a video for us, encouraging us all to read the Government’s shiny new Natural Environment White Paper . It’s only a couple of minutes long and it looks as if our intrepid Secretary of State endured a rather blustery day on the North York Moors on the day it was filmed...
8 Jun 2011
Greenest Government Ever? Not yet...
Today, the RSPB has joined forces with fourteen other organisations to send the Prime Minister a letter - a kind of end-of-year exam to let him know how he's getting on. Not surprisingly, it's a bit mixed. There are good things, bad things and quite a lot that's simply too early to judge...
14 May 2011
Back to work
For many, this will be a five day working week for well, it seems like months! School holidays, Easter, Royal Weddings and May Bank Holidays mean that some of us have forgotten what it is like to put in a full week's work. But a season of big Westminster political announcements on the environment...
9 May 2011
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