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Peter Shirley is a jobbing nature conservationist long retired from working for the Wildlife Trusts and others, particularly on urban issues.
There was a great furore recently when the RSPB called the Prime Minister and other [...]
In what sounds like a throwback to Stalinist Russia we now have a People’s Plan [...]
The Hidden World: How insects sustain life on earth today and will shape our lives [...]
Work on HS2 continues amidst continuing controversy over whether it is really needed, if it [...]
When Liz Truss became Prime Minister I had the temerity to offer her advice on [...]
Dear Prime Minister, Nature needs leadership Congratulations on your success in rising to number 10. [...]
Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse Dave Goulson Harper Collins, New York, 2021, 336 Pages [...]
Introduction Well, maybe more at Spaghetti Junction than at a crossroads. Even though nature is [...]
Thoughts from influential nature conservationists… PETER SHIRLEY Background In 1987 I moved from commerce to [...]
Dealing with major threats is one of the Government’s fundamental jobs. Whether it is social [...]