McCarthy, Mike

Michael McCarthy was the environment editor of The Independent newspaper from 1998 to 2013 and won a number of prestigious awards for his commitment to and coverage of the environment, including the RSPB medal, the Dilys Breeze medal of the BTO and the silver medal of the Zoological Society of London. He now writes a weekly column on the natural world for The Independent entitled Nature Studies. His 2009 book Say Goodbye to the Cuckoo, a study of Britain’s summer migrant birds and their decline, was widely praised; his new book, The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy will be published by John Murray in the spring of 2015.

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