Biodiversity Challenge 2

Biodiversity Challenge, an NGO document published 20 years ago yesterday, was a challenge to government.  It set out a way of thinking about nature conservation: set objectives, plan the best way to meet them, and then do it! The idea of being clear, and ambitious, about what we wanted to achieve was a bit novel….

How intriguing

A man by the name of Avery (what an excellent name that is) got in touch with me recently because a copy of Fighting for Birds had arrived unexpectedly through the post. If there is someone buying and sending out copies of Fighting for Birds to everyone called Avery this Christmas then that seems like…

20 years back

20 years ago, a bunch of wildlife conservation organisations published a report on the state of wildlife in the UK and what should be done to protect it.  That report was Biodiversity Challenge and it made quite an impact – at least for a while. Back in 1993 the UK government (and this was before…

That was a heck of an e-action

Well done to the RSPB, and the Wildlife Trusts, for launching an impressive e-action over the weekend to persuade the Prime Minister to back his Secretary of State and go ahead with a 15% transfer of funds from one part of the CAP (the rather useless part) to another part of the CAP (the rather…