Caroline Lucas – Wildlife MP of 2013

Through gaining over 600 of the 1546 votes cast, Caroline Lucas was far and away the choice of readers of this blog as the MP who had done most for wildlife in 2013.  Here are a few lessons that might come out of this poll. First place: Caroline Lucas, Green Party, 39% of the votes…

The Standing up for Nature Blog’s Wildlife MP of 2013 is…

…the only Green Party MP at Westminster, Caroline Lucas. Caroline secured a little under 40% of the 1546 votes cast.   The full results were: Caroline Lucas MP 602 (39%) Owen Paterson MP 363 (23.5%) Barry Gardiner MP 209 (13.5%) Zac Goldsmith MP 183 (11.8%) ‘None of the above’ 80 (5.2%) Joan Walley MP 70…

The Passenger Pigeon centenary – talk available

The last Passenger Pigeon on Earth died on 1 September 1914 in Cincinnati Zoo. 100 years earlier this was the commonest bird on Earth – with a population of billions. Why did this abundant species die out? Should we care? What are the lessons for today?   Book Mark Avery to speak to your Bird…

Thank you Andy Sawford MP

I wrote to my MP last week and received a very prompt reply from him on Monday this week! That’s impressive and I am very grateful for the speed and content of his reply. Mr Sawford has written to Owen Paterson on my behalf asking the Secretary of State ‘the extent to which Defra use…