This is who has what

This morning I set you a little teaser: put these organisations and their incomes together. Here’s the answer: RSPB £137m WWF-UK £71m WWT £24m GWCT  £7.2m BTO  £5.8m Butterfly Conservation  £3.7m Marine Conservation Society  £2.9m Plantlife  £2.8m Buglife  £1.1m   What do you make of that? Likes(28)Dislikes(2)

State of Nature 2

I was in North America when the last (and the first) State of Nature report was published but I wrote about it on my return. Last week I was at the launch of the latest version and I’ve already written about some of what went on there – but how about the report itself? It’s…

My NGO disinvestment policy

You might remember the list of New Year resolutions I suggested. Did you adopt any of them? Have you kept any of them? Did you try #4 – review the wildlife NGOs of which you are a member, and dump the low performers? I’ve taken that a bit further. I’ve cancelled all my Direct Debits…

President Juniper

Tony Juniper is the new President of the Wildlife Trusts. Tony says ‘It is a huge honour and privilege to be declared as the new President of The Wildlife Trusts.  This organisation is the very backbone of conservation in the UK and the work being undertaken right across the country, in the places where we…

It’s behind you – oh no it isn’t

Last Wednesday I asked five wildlife conservation organisations what they thought was the best thing that Defra had done for wildlife in 2015. After a bit of sucking of teeth they came back with these thoughts, three of which refer to Rory Stewart’s words on Thursday (would Plantlife, Butterfly Conservation and RSPB have been stumped…