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  • Blog Post: Special places

    I've handed the reins of my blog over to Mark Avery for most of June. Mark's sharing the successes and challenges of saving nature around the world in the run up to the Rio+20 Earth Summit. Everywhere you go you see wildlife, but some places are better than others. A cornerstone of nature...
  • Blog Post: The road to Rio (+20)

    I am about to go north to our hut on the Northumberland coast with the family for half term. So, as a special treat over the coming 20 days, guest blogger, and my predecessor, Mark Avery will be sharing his thoughts on the global challenges we face ahead of the Rio+20 Earth summit. I know he'll be...
  • Blog Post: The coming ‘cold rush’

    I've handed the reins of my blog over to Mark Avery for most of June. Mark's sharing the successes and challenges of saving nature around the world in the run up to the Rio+20 Earth Summit. It is unclear when the first person got to the North Pole , but it may well have been Roald Amundsen...
  • Blog Post: And so to Brazil

    I've handed the reins of my blog over to Mark Avery for most of June. Mark's sharing the successes and challenges of saving nature around the world in the run up to the Rio+20 Earth Summit. Over the past 19 days I have dipped into some of the sustainability issues which should focus the minds...
  • Blog Post: Wildlife tourism – killing with kindness (or not?)?

    I've handed the reins of my blog over to Mark Avery for most of June. Mark's sharing the successes and challenges of saving nature around the world in the run up to the Rio+20 Earth Summit. I am, unashamedly, an enthusiast for wildlife, for wild places and for the natural world. Although personal...
  • Blog Post: First day in a new job

    Hello, I've started my new job as Conservation Director of the RSPB today. I feel lucky to be doing a job that I love with a bunch of brilliant people around me. My challenge is simple: to try to protect and build on Mark Avery's legacy and do more to look after the millions of species...
  • Blog Post: The greatest show on earth?

    I've handed the reins of my blog over to Mark Avery for most of June. Mark's sharing the successes and challenges of saving nature around the world in the run up to the Rio+20 Earth Summit. I wish there were a tropical coral reef along the south coast of England. If there were, I’d learn...
  • Blog Post: Rainforests paying their way

    I've handed the reins of my blog over to Mark Avery for most of June. Mark's sharing the successes and challenges of saving nature around the world in the run up to the Rio+20 Earth Summit. The trouble with rainforests is you can’t make much money out of leaving them alone. Yes, they...
  • Blog Post: Feeding the world – less is more?

    I've handed the reins of my blog over to Mark Avery for most of June. Mark's sharing the successes and challenges of saving nature around the world in the run up to the Rio+20 Earth Summit. Most of us don’t have much to do with food production although if we are lucky enough to have...
  • Blog Post: Gone, and some are forgotten

    I've handed the reins of my blog over to Mark Avery for most of June. Mark's sharing the successes and challenges of saving nature around the world in the run up to the Rio+20 Earth Summit. As far as we know Earth is the only place with life in the universe. At any rate, we can be sure that...
  • Blog Post: Shifting baselines are important too

    I've handed the reins of my blog over to Mark Avery for most of June. Mark's sharing the successes and challenges of saving nature around the world in the run up to the Rio+20 Earth Summit. This time last year, I drove west through the USA, and near the 100 th meridian, soon after I crossed...
  • Blog Post: Airports and roads on the journey to sustainable development

    I've handed the reins of my blog over to Mark Avery for most of June. Mark's sharing the successes and challenges of saving nature around the world in the run up to the Rio+20 Earth Summit. At the forthcoming Rio+20 conference , delegates will talk about economic growth, increasing development...
  • Blog Post: Trouble at sea

    I've handed the reins of my blog over to Mark Avery for most of June. Mark's sharing the successes and challenges of saving nature around the world in the run up to the Rio+20 Earth Summit. Today is World Oceans Day ; the 21 st since the first one at the Earth Summit in 1992. We live on...
  • Blog Post: I spy strangers

    I've handed the reins of my blog over to Mark Avery for most of June. Mark's sharing the successes and challenges of saving nature around the world in the run up to the Rio+20 Earth Summit. The American ecologist Jared Diamond wrote of introduced alien species as one of the ecological horsemen...
  • Blog Post: For us or them?

    I've handed the reins of my blog over to Mark Avery for most of June. Mark's sharing the successes and challenges of saving nature around the world in the run up to the Rio+20 Earth Summit. Over the last 18 days I have dipped into the state of the world’s natural resources – its...
  • Blog Post: Another boost, 20 years on?

    I've handed the reins of my blog over to Mark Avery for most of June. Mark's sharing the successes and challenges of saving nature around the world in the run up to the Rio+20 Earth Summit. Twenty years ago when the world last met in Rio, the UK Prime Minister, John Major, and his Environment...
  • Blog Post: Drenching the world in chemicals

    I've handed the reins of my blog over to Mark Avery for most of June. Mark's sharing the successes and challenges of saving nature around the world in the run up to the Rio+20 Earth Summit. This year marks the 50 th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring which...
  • Blog Post: Recycling gone mad!

    I've handed the reins of my blog over to Mark Avery for most of June. Mark's sharing the successes and challenges of saving nature around the world in the run up to the Rio+20 Earth Summit. I think I’m pretty good at recycling compared with the people who live in my street. I used to...
  • Blog Post: Well done to mariners, ancient and modern

    I've handed the reins of my blog over to Mark Avery for most of June. Mark's sharing the successes and challenges of saving nature around the world in the run up to the Rio+20 Earth Summit. I’ve always thought that Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner was a gloomy poem. The...
  • Blog Post: Turn on the tap – and then think

    I've handed the reins of my blog over to Mark Avery for most of June. Mark's sharing the successes and challenges of saving nature around the world in the run up to the Rio+20 Earth Summit. One day last year I drove into New York City in a deluge. An American evangelist had predicted that...
  • Blog Post: Nature on the move

    I've handed the reins of my blog over to Mark Avery for most of June. Mark's sharing the successes and challenges of saving nature around the world in the run up to the Rio+20 Earth Summit. If you have had an eye on nature for the last few decades then you are likely to have noticed changes...