Guest blog – Spurn developments by John Lawton

Prof Sir John Lawton FRS is a distinguished ecologist and is the chair of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1989, awarded a CBE in 1997 and knighted in 2005  for his contributions to ecological science. He has been awarded numerous other national and international science prizes. John…

Prof Sir John Lawton says…

…that the Chancellor, George Gideon Oliver Osborne, is a ‘bloody idiot’ on the subject of wildlife protection. Sir John, or actually, I see, John Hartley Lawton,  is a Vice President of the RSPB, a Fellow of the Royal Society, a good birdwatcher, was the last chair of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (deceased), is…

Interim good news

The Glover review is showing a bit of ankle and it looks quite attractive in some ways. The trouble with these sneak previews of reports is that one knows that they are aiming to give something to everyone and that the full report might not be so attractive and, in any case, it all depends…

An NE staff member writes…

The following is a lightly edited version of an email I recently received from someone whose identity I know, and who I know to be a NE employee.  Understandably their identity is not revealed here. The editing I have done is mostly to remove clues as to their identity. I work for NE.  I’m writing…

Trusted trustees (1) – Lord Peel

Lord Peel is the first in a new series of blogs introducing you to the trustees, chairs and patrons of wildlife and environmental charities etc.  The idea is to let you know who is running or has a senior, perhaps albeit largely honorary, position in your favourite, or least favourite, charity. I have a few…