Reflections – my latest book


What they say about Reflections (so far):

Chris PackhamIf I were ‘king for a day’, Avery would be instantly installed as the benign dictator of conservation in the UK. If you love wildlife, read this, think about this, and act upon this.

Ian NewtonMark Avery is uniquely qualified to write this immensely stimulating and thought-provoking book. Reflecting on his lifetime in conservation he discusses the successes and failures of the past, and draws important lessons for more effective conservation in the future.

Guy ShrubsoleReflections is a work of distilled campaigning wisdom, told with the irrepressible optimism of a passionate advocate for nature who’s spent decades working tirelessly for wildlife. With wit, verve and clarity of prose, Mark Avery lays out a strikingly radical set of proposals for how to turn around the decline of wildlife in these isles.

Baron (John) RandallDr Avery must be congratulated on this important book. He hits the nail on the head. I found myself nodding my head vigorously while reading it. The time for action is now.         

Sir Tim SmitMark Avery has written a love letter to Nature. Yes it is well written and academically sound and all that you’d expect from a person of his track record, but the real pleasure of the book is that under all that patina of propriety and science you feel a Mr Darcy launching himself into the lake because nothing is more important to him than capturing our hearts with his passion. A real triumph.

Nicola ChesterMark Avery has been a guiding light in conservation all my life; a constant north star. This important book bears witness to what we’ve lost, what we’ve done about it, what works and what we must do next. It is both a reckoning and a resounding call to real action, at the most crucial time of our lives – of all our wild lives. Here is hope, predicated on action. There is work to do; and we’d better get on with it.

…for more reviews – click here.


Buying a copy of Reflections:

  1. Don’t buy it from Amazon please
  2. From the publisher – click here
  3. A signed copy from me, softback £20 (inc UK P&P), hardback £25 (inc UK P&P) – email [email protected]


Some of my other books:

Inglorious – click here

A Message from Martha – click here

Remarkable Birds – click here

Fighting for Birds – click here