2013

2013

Morton, Paul

Paul Morton is a naturalist, project manager of publishing company the Sound Approach and founder of the Birds of Poole Harbour education charity. His passion and belief in communicating with people about nature is what led him to set up a whole new charity about his ‘local patch’, Poole Harbour. Over the last 15 years …

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Morley, Elliott

Elliot Morley was born in Liverpool and became interested in nature conservation as a member of the Merseyside Naturalists Association and the Merseyside Ringing Group. He was elected MP for Glanford and Scunthorpe in 1987 and served as a shadow minister from 1989 to 1997. He was Parliamentary Secretary in MAFF from 1997 to 2003, responsible …

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Moran, Nick

Nick Moran is a birder. In 2009 he escaped from the grip of teaching Biology in secondary schools to live the dream and now works for BTO, where he runs BirdTrack. He is particularly interested in migration, whether that’s mobilising birdwatchers’ records to better understand the changing patterns of arrival and departure times of migratory species, …

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Mead, Harriet

Harriet Mead is an award-winning sculptor and the President of the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA). The influence of her late father, the ornithologist, author and broadcaster, Chris Mead, meant it was probably inevitable that she should take an interest in natural history and use it in her work. During her time at the helm of the SWLA, …

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McRobert, Lucy

Lucy McRobert is an environmental historian, nature writer, wildlife blogger and Creative Director of the ‘A Focus On Nature’ scheme, which seeks to encourage young people into nature conservation careers in Britain. She gained a First Class degree from the University of Nottingham in 2012, and her final year Dissertation on the nature reserve ‘ideal’ in …

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Matthew, Paul

Matthew Paul was shortlisted for the Pighog Press / Poetry School Pamphlet Competition 2013 and is the writer/editor, with John Barlow, of Wing Beats: British Birds in Haiku. His first collection of haiku, The Regulars, was published by Snapshot Press in 2006 and his second, The Lammas Lands, is forthcoming from the same publisher. He posts a poem …

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Mace, Georgina

Georgina Mace is Professor of Biodiversity and Ecosystems and Director of the UCL Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research (CBER). Previously she was Director of the Centre for Population Biology at Imperial College London (2006–2011), and Director of Science at the Zoological Society of London (2000–2006). Her research interests are in measuring the trends and consequences …

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Lucas, Martin

Martin Lucas is a haiku poet, birder and table tennis player – not necessarily in that order or to professional standard. His academic background is in English Literature, Religious Studies and Creative Writing, including a PhD from Cardiff, University of Wales, for his thesis on haiku in Britain (2001). He is a past president of the …

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Lambert, Rob

Rob Lambert is a multi-disciplinary academic at the University of Nottingham, working in environmental history and tourism & the environment. A Senior Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia, and a past President of the European Society for Environmental History, he has co-edited the international journal Environment and History since 2000. He has also been …

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Hilbourne, Stephanie

Stephanie Hilborne OBE is Chief Executive of The Wildlife Trusts. Driven by concern for the future of the natural environment, Stephanie’s conviction is that The Wildlife Trusts, which have more than 800,000 members, have a key role to play in its recovery. The Wildlife Trusts comprise 47 individual Wildlife Trusts collectively managing more than 2,000 nature …

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