• Full title of event: Discovery Day 2017
• Date and time of event: Saturday 25th November 2016 10.00am to 3.00pm
• Where to meet: Royal Cornwall Showground, Pavilion Centre, Wadebridge PL27 7JE.
• Cost of event: £15
Tony Juniper, President of The Wildlife Trusts, is a celebrated campaigner, author, and sustainability advisor. For over 25 years he has worked for change towards a more sustainable society at local, national and international level. From providing ecology and conservation experiences for primary school children, making the case for new recycling laws, to orchestrating international campaigns for action on rainforests and climate change, his work has sought change at many levels.
His talk for the Trust’s Discovery Day, entitled ‘What Nature Does for Britain’ will illustrate how healthy ecosystems and wildlife are essential for our well-being, health, and security. He will be drawing upon local examples and the important conservation work carried out by Cornwall’s leading wildlife charity.
Tony Juniper frequently speaks on environmental and sustainability issues. He is also a celebrated writer and contributes material on ecological subjects to a wide range of publications. His book ‘What has Nature ever done for us?’ was published in 2013 and with many favorable reviews became a best-seller. The title won several awards including gold in the US Independent Publishers’ 2013 Living Now Book Awards. The sequel ‘What Nature Does for Britain’ from which he will draw for his talk for the Trust was published in 2015. ‘What is really happening to our planet?’ was published in 2016 and this year saw his Ladybird Expert Guide to Climate Change which was co-authored with HRH the Prince of Wales and polar scientist Dr Emily Shuckburgh OBE.