c_eleanor_church_2Just before Christmas, it was announced that Tony Juniper, the campaigner, writer and environmentalist, had been appointed President of The Wildlife Trusts in order to “help the Trusts to support nature’s recovery on land and at sea and to put nature at the heart of society.”

His recent book What Nature Does For Britain explores the far-reaching impact of this vision and drew on the work of The Wildlife Trusts to illustrate the benefits for wildlife, society and the economy.

On accepting the role, Juniper said:

“It is a huge honour and privilege to be declared as the new President of The Wildlife Trusts.  This organisation is the very backbone of conservation in the UK and the work being undertaken right across the country, in the places where we all live, is vital in bringing huge benefits for people, nature and our economy.  I am very much looking forward to adding what I can to the already huge impact of this amazing network.”

NAEE adds its congratulations to the many others at this appointment.