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.

Tony Juniper @TonyJuniper

Great photo of albatross taken by my husband.

The unmistakable sound of a male #HenHarrier #HappySaturday

Thanks to Gav @NaturalEngland for the video, another legend out in all weathers looking after #OurBirds


Power of partnerships ⁦@TonyJuniper⁩ ! Nitrate rich triple SSSi at Poole Harbour ⁦@wessexwater⁩ working with ⁦@DorsetAONB⁩ farmer for long term #solutions on the ground advice from ⁦@NaturalEngland⁩ #PublicGood

Pleased to spend time today with @NaturalEngland & @DefraGovUK colleagues learning about the return of wildlife to Peppering Farm on the South Downs, Sussex. Grey Partridge, Corn Bunting, Skylark,
plants, insects & more. Great example of what good agri-environment schemes can do.

Here are some reflections on the new @10DowningStreet net zero policy shared with @bbcpaddy this morning on Broadcasting House (from 35.5 minutes) Any views on that bird singing there? Just listened again & am convinced it’s a Garden Warbler.

A Large Red Damselfly just emerged from the garden pond. A little bit of wild water never ceases to please.

Having been at the Halvergate Marshes with @Natures_Voice earlier today, the ‘wetlands in recovery’ theme continues with a talk @WickenFenNT. Do pop over if you are nearby. We are starting at 7.30 @NaturalEngland pleased to be working with both.

The success of the Halvergate scheme shows the value of deep partnership working. @NaturalEngland @Natures_Voice and @The_WMA all working closely together for decades with @EnvAgency @DefraGovUK @ADA_updates and numerous local landowners to delivering something truly amazing

Yes & it’s very important to see spending on Nature recovery as a sound investment that brings huge returns, not simply an unaffordable cost.

Our Chair @TonyJuniper marked the completion of Halvergate Marshes scheme with @Natures_Voice & @EnvAgencyAnglia in #Norfolk today. The 3 year project has received £2.1 million from @DefraGovUK and will help farmers access reliable supplies of #water through improved storage.

Great to see you Patrick. Thanks for coming over to The Halvergate Marshes. A fitting spot for our discussion I thought, given the great inspiration & hope we can take from recent work there.

I was pleased today at this meeting in the Halvergate Marshes to remember the work of Andrew Lees. A few words about just one aspect of his great legacy in this video clip (oh how Andrew would have loved Twitter). @campaignstrat

.@TonyJuniper @NaturalEngland giving our audience the bigger picture about #climatechange and the importance of #partnership in adapting to future climates. Water level management will be key in maintaining landscapes and providing habitats for future species

On my way to this gathering at the Halvergate Marshes in Norfolk, where I’m very much looking forward to seeing an example of forward thinking partnership for Nature-based climate change adaptation, with conservation at its heart.

The announcement today from @10DowningStreet of a net zero emissions goal enshrined in law is a big positive step. @NaturalEngland we look forward to helping with the net goal via Nature recovery, including in soils, forests, wetlands and coastal habitats.

Lots of planning gone into today, the first ever England & Wales PWCO #RaptorPersecution investigation awareness training day. Well over 💯 attending. Great to have young PWCO @alexs_journey opening the day with @DCCPhilCain. Blog to follow....... #OurBirds #YearOfTheRaptor

Good to be able to share the train journey home with @TonyJuniper to discuss #RaptorPersecution #OpOwl2019

Yes biodiversity strategy is vital for all local authorities, & the good thing is that when it comes to cutting back on herbicides & cutting back on cutting, it saves money! It’s not a cost thing, but one of mindset, seeing beauty in things being less ‘tidy’ & a bit more wild.

We need a biodiversity strategy for #Cambridge @camcitco, & it needs to include NOT cutting all the nettle patches on the commons just when butterflies are about to lay eggs. Following the glyphosate blitz of two months ago it’s no wonder we are nearly insect free here now.