ABOUT

Mark Avery is a scientist by training and a naturalist by inclination.  He writes about and comments on environmental issues.

Mark worked for the RSPB for 25 years until standing down in April 2011 to go freelance.  He was the RSPB’s Conservation Director for nearly 13 years.

Mark lives in rural Northamptonshire and is a member of Cheltenham Racecourse, the RSPB, the Wildlife Trusts, the BTO, Buglife, Plantlife, Butterfly Conservation, Pond Conservation, the Hawk and Owl Trust, the League Against Cruel Sports, the National Trust and the Labour Party.

 

What they say about Mark Avery:

‘fiercely intelligent’ – The Guardian (Patrick Barkham)

‘expert campaigner’ – The Daily Telegraph (Charles Moore)

‘Britain’s premier wildlife blogger’ The Independent (Michael McCarthy)

you b***ard blogger‘ – a prominent farmer

Best blogger in the business‘ – Stuart Winter, birder, journalist and author

 

 

Clients and sources of income:

I am a writer (of books, and for magazines and newspapers), public speaker and environmental consultant (primarily on environmental NGO strategy).

2011:

Birdwatch magazine, The Field, The Guardian, The IndependentBritish Wildlife magazine, Wild Travel magazine, BBC Wildlife magazine, sales of Blogging for Nature, sales of Birds and Forestry, Buglife, MarineLife, the Pew Environment Foundation, Plantlife International, RSPB, WWT, the University of Newcastle, Cranfield University.

2012:

Birdwatch magazine, The FieldThe Independent, Gardens Illustrated magazine, Bird Art and Photography magazine, British Wildlife magazine, Wild Travel magazine, BBC Wildlife magazine, sales of Fighting for Birds, sales of Blogging for Nature, sales of Birds and Forestry, Bloomsbury Publishing, the Grasslands Trust, The National Trust, the Pew Environment Foundation, Plantlife International, RSPB, WWT, the BBC, the University of Cambridge, the University of Northampton, the University of East Anglia, the University of Aberdeen, National Institute of Agricultural Botany, Oxfordshire Recorders’ Conference, Girton College Biology Society, Bristol Grammar School, the Society of Biology, RSPB mid-Nene Members’ Group.

2013:

Birdwatch magazine, The IndependentBritish Wildlife magazine, Wild Travel magazine, BBC Wildlife magazine, sales of Fighting for Birds, sales of Blogging for Nature, Bloomsbury Publishing, the Pew Environment Foundation, Plantlife International, WWF-UK, Andrew Cameron Ltd, Carstairs Trust, the BBC,  North Bucks RSPB Members’ Group, RSPB mid-Staffs Members’ Group, Wales Ornithological Society, Scottish Ornithologists’ Club, North of England Raptor Forum, Lincolnshire Bird Club, Cranfield University, Birkbeck College London, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, World Land Trust, Wildlife and Countryside Link.

2014:

Birdwatch magazine, The Guardian, The IndependentBritish Wildlife magazine, Wild Travel magazine, BBC Wildlife magazine, sales of Fighting for Birds, sales of A Message from Martha, Bloomsbury Publishing, BirdLife International, Plantlife, Andrew Cameron Ltd, the BBC, Cranfield University, Edinburgh RSPB Members’ Group, RSPB mid-Nene Members’ Group, Oxford RSPB Members’ Group, Aberdeen RSPB Members’ Group, Nottingham RSPB Members’ Group, Nottinghamshire Bird Club, the Oxford Ornithological Society, Martin Mere WWT centre, the National Centre for the Uplands (Newton Rigg College), the Bournemouth Natural Science Society.

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