Tony Juniper

Tony Juniper


Tony Juniper CBE is the Chairman of the official nature conservation agency Natural England and a Fellow with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. He is also 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 latest book, Rainforest – dispatches from Earth’s most vital frontlines, was 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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Warming stripes in tree ring form!

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Check the latest Sustainability & You podcast with @TonyJuniper at @NaturalEngland. We talk about biodiversity, funding, natural capital.

Second brood of Holly Blues emerging in #Cambridge. One of the many species that does better when we have plenty of Holly & Ivy in our gardens. Dense cover to hide in, leaves to eat, late pollen & nectar (on Ivy) for insects & both with berries for winter bird food. A good combo.

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Our Survival Depends on Respecting Nature:

"The evidence calls for a complete change -- a total overhaul of our relationship with nature... The welfare of humanity relies on the health of the environment, as well as the well-being of other species."

What a nice piece @horton_official @jake_fiennes @WildKenHill

It would indeed be tragic to lose The Flying Pig. A lovely #Cambridge pub that helps make this city such a good place to be.

Nature’s recovery looking great @WildKenHill today with Wood Sand, 6+ Green Sands, 3 Spoonbills and 800 Oystercatchers roosting on the marsh @BirdTrack

Lots of jobs going @WildlifeTrusts at moment...

We're proud of the lifesaving work our volunteers do in the Channel – we make no apology for it. Those we rescue are vulnerable people in danger & distress. Each of them is someone’s father, mother, son or daughter - every life is precious. This is why we launch:

Thanks @julian_glover & @PeakChief for taking @NaturalEngland’s Caroline Cotterell & I to meet farmers working across the Peak District park. Good to hear from them, including @HartingtonKings, on how the economics of their businesses relate to the land & wildlife there.

Conservation can sometimes be seen as conserving and standing still. The reality is, it’s the starting of processes that evolve and develop over time.
The @HolkhamEstate heronry was once a duck hunters decoy and now a place of National importance

Today at Sandringham we welcomed the release of the Eurasian Curlew on the wider Estate with @NaturalEngland and @TonyJuniper …

So good to join HRH The Prince of Wales today to mark an important step in our @NaturalEngland partnership effort to help reverse the decline of Curlew. 15 birds released, hatched from eggs that would otherwise have been lost

The UK is home to roughly a quarter of the global breeding population of Curlew but the species has suffered significant declines since the 1970s, due to habitat loss and predation.

Today’s release at Sandringham hopes to mark the start of recovery for these special birds.

1/ We’re part of an innovative partnership project to boost Eurasian #Curlew populations in East Anglia. Today, HRH The Prince of Wales and @NaturalEngland Chair @TonyJuniper witnessed the release of chicks on the Sandringham Estate 👇

A great moment to see these birds take to the wing (and depart on foot) from their enclosure to hopefully mark the beginning of recovery for this species in the East of England.

By taking up 93% of the excess heat from global warming, and by absorbing more than a quarter of the excess CO2 associated with anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions over the past half century the ocean has protected the planet from more extreme heating. #NationalMarineWeek

Wildfire Smoke Blowing Across the US is Highly Toxic:

Wildfires are threatening homes & ecosystems on the US West Coast & Canada, but toxic smoke from trees, buildings, cars & anything else engulfed by the flames is drifting across the entire continent.