Tony Juniper

Tony Juniper


Tony Juniper CBE is the Executive Director for Advocacy and Campaigns at WWF-UK. Before joining WWF in January 2018 Tony spent ten years working as an independent sustainability and environment advisor and writer, including as Special Advisor with the Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit and as co-founder of sustainability advisory group Robertsbridge.

He began his career as an ornithologist, working with Birdlife International. In 1990 he began a long period working at Friends of the Earth, initially leading the campaign for the tropical rainforests. After that, and following a period as campaigns director, he was from 2003-2008 the organization’s executive director. From 2000-2008 he was also Vice Chair of Friends of the Earth International. Among Friends of the Earth’s many achievements during Juniper’s time with the organization was the success of the Big Ask campaign that called for a new law on climate change (leading to the 2008 Climate Change Act – the first legislation of its kind in the world).

On joining WWF, Tony remained a Fellow with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and President of the Wildlife Trusts. He speaks and writes widely on conservation and sustainability themes and is the author of many books, including the multi-award winning 2013 best-seller What has Nature ever done for us? His latest book, the Ladybird Book guide to Climate Change, co-authored with HRH The Prince of Wales and Emily Shuckburgh, was published in January 2017. His next book, Rainforest – dispatches from Earth’s most vital frontlines, will be published in April 2018.

Juniper was the first recipient of the Charles and Miriam Rothschild conservation medal (2009) and was awarded honorary Doctor of Science degrees from the Universities of Bristol and Plymouth (2013). In 2017 he was appointed Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to conservation.

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Thanks. Very good to know you enjoyed it.

Very proud to launch our Landscapes Review this morning to make National Parks & AONBs greener, more beautiful & there for everyone thanks to @jimdixonwriter @fionacreynolds & all amazing panel & team

This is great! Review calls for a step up in ambition for National Parks & AONBs, such as making them the backbone of a Nature Recovery Network. Yes please! Also proposes a new Park in The Chilterns, @NaturalEngland we look forward to helping with delivery

In #Cambridge David Attenborough Building today for deep dive into ecological economics. Most of us went outside join Climate Strike. New policy design & popular demand for change coming together in powerful synergy. Great to se so many @cisl_cambridge & other colleagues there

Thanks for all the work in getting this one out to readers in the US. I hope a few people look at it!

Completely right!

My message @uknationalparks Conference: We can & must do much more with our National Parks, for Nature recovery, landscape beauty, carbon capture, climate adaptation, public health & local & regional economies. We need an integrated approach, using all tools we have in the box.

My privilege to cut the ribbon on the newest section of the English Coastal Path on Teesside. More opportunities for everyone to enjoy the Nature and culture of our historic coastline. @NaturalEngland we much appreciate the partnerships & support that enable us to do this work.

Today @metoffice, @EnvAgency, @DefraGovUK and @beisgovuk launch the latest UK climate projections.
Headline: more frequent and intense extreme weather events.
Further sobering evidence showing the need for us to adapt to the #ClimateEmergency together:

One of my favourite animals

Well done @camcitco for work at Logan’s Meadow LNR. A great example of what can be done in cities. Grass Snake, Daubenton’s Bat & much more-is that Sulphur Shelf Fungus? (60cm wide). @NaturalEngland MENE survey reveals huge value of such Nature spaces

This is the barbrook. A bowl in the land pocked forever by the patterns of the ancient beaver dams the Saxons once knew. Their creators long gone. The landscape bereft.

And in the afternoon @TonyJuniper together with senior folk from both @DefraGovUK and @EnvAgency, to discuss how to how make #naturalcapital projects like Ingoldisthorpe the norm across the country

Thank you @AnglianWater for the tour of the Ingoldisthorpe wetland, created with @N_Rivers_Trust to clean up sewage water before it joins the River Ingold. Really great to see. @NaturalEngland we look forward to helping more of this happen as part of the Nature Recovery Network.

Thanks Mark for being with us. You gave us much food for thought, about the history of the official Nature conservation effort, on the difficult compromises we must make, a reminder of the unique space we occupy in that lonely middle ground & of opportunities for the future.

.@TonyJuniper: change is coming in terms of practice and policy in #nature conservation. From #rewilding to the government’s commitment to a nature recovery network, to growing recognition that recovering nature is fundamental to human well being and prosperity @NaturalEngland

Inspiring 2 days with 200 Wildlife Trust colleagues planning how to role out a Nature Recovery Network across UK. It's bold and ambitious. It's what's needed for a #wilderfuture @DerbysWildlife @WildlifeTrusts @AliDriverUK @ChrisGPackham @theresavilliers @TonyJuniper @NFUtweets

Most of the @NaturalEngland team in one place. Wonderful to see such positive energy behind our new mission to build partnerships for Nature’s recovery. We have the policies, a clear case for action & growing public support. I look forward to renewed confidence & momentum.

Here is a blog I wrote about the role of @NaturalEngland in relation the Government’s strategy to control bovine TB. We do not determine policy on farm animal disease control, but are directed to license certain activities that seek to do that

Thanks for the conversation today about the importance of the tropical rainforests. I hope a few people in the USA will read that book.