Tony Juniper

Tony Juniper


Tony Juniper CBE is a prominent environmental figure, active in the defence of Nature for more than 35 years. He has led major organisations, run global campaigns, written many books and advised at the highest levels.

He began his career as an ornithologist and went on to join Friends of the Earth, initially leading the tropical rainforest campaign and then was appointed as Executive Director. He worked as an advisor to HRH The Prince of Wales, was President of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts and was an Executive Director at WWF-UK. He is now the Chair of the British Government’s official conservation agency Natural England and a Fellow with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. He has advised many global businesses on their environmental strategies.

His books include the multi-award winning What has Nature ever done for us? and Harmony, which was co-authored with The Prince of Wales. Tony Juniper is a frequent contributor to TV and radio broadcasts and is a prolific speaker on environmental themes.

He has received many awards and widespread recognition for his environmental work and in 2017 he was appointed Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to conservation.

Tony Juniper @TonyJuniper

‘We need a breakthrough deal on biodiversity’: Will #COP15 deliver?

The aim COP15 is to adopt a globally agreed plan for living in harmony with nature.

The vision is that by 2050, biodiversity will be valued, restored & conserved.


It's a great book - a classic of natural history campaigning. Preferable to a lot of theoretical introspection about nature.

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My privilege today to present the opening keynote address at the @NaturalEngland conference linking food, farming & Nature, & how those can & must be partners, rather than alternatives. Thank you everyone for coming & participating. This is what I said:

Lastly, Dr @TonyJuniper left us with this important message...
Protecting nature is important for a farm business' viability, as well as national long-term food security.

“Farm businesses can’t be in the black if nature is in the red” @TonyJuniper setting the scene at the @NaturalEngland #foodandnature conference.

“Partnering with farmers is key to achieving #NatureRecovery at scale that will put society, the economy and food on a strong footing.” @TonyJuniper

We’re sharing best practice at our Farming for #FoodandNature Conference at 12pm today.

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❗ Farmers must put nature into the centre of food production or risk an 'existential threat' to UK food supplies, Natural England chair @TonyJuniper will warn today

In today’s Guardian we have a nature supplement, all about #Cop15 & why the biodiversity crisis matters - even if you have no interest in wildlife.

Pick up a paper! 🌱🌳🗞

This is a little out of date now, but I don’t expect things will have changed very much. Number of climate change articles in brown & biodiversity in green. Biodiversity last had the edge at the Rio Earth Summit back in 1992.

‘Now really is the moment’ for our marine environment. Loads of stimulating discussion at the @NaturalEngland conference with Tim Pick, offshore wind champion. With huge growth in renewables & major plans for nature recovery, lets continue to think big & build major partnerships

We held a 'Science as art' competition - with entries inspired by our work - as part of the #NEMarine Conference, with some fantastic entries.

The winner, announced by our COO @OliverHarmar: Flying puffins, by Emma Dade. Congratulations, Emma!!

Thank you @JNCC_UKCEO @JNCC_UK for your leadership on this. So important that we work in common cause across the UK, on this of all subjects.

A job at Devon Wildlife Trust: South West Wildcat Officer - delivering the feasibility phase.

Well done Peta👏It’s an even stronger organisation now. A pleasure to work with you, including the overlap we had when I was President.

Utterly delicious beaver designed wet woodland at ⁦@WildKenHill⁩ #hybridsolutions delivering superb conservation outcomes.

Very pleased to see a further step toward the return of Hen Harrier in Southern England. With better breeding success this year in the North I hope this will lay foundations for a national recovery over the coming years. Well done @NaturalEngland teams

All of us @NaturalEngland were proud today to release a joint statement with the other national conservation agencies of the UK to signal out common cause & joint ambitions for Nature recovery at home & globally ahead of #COP15

"It's not too late to turn the tide on nature decline, but we're running out of time" @TonyJuniper.

Ahead of #COP15, we've issued a joint statement with the other statutory nature bodies of the UK to inspire real action at COP15.

Read our statement: