Tony Juniper has been an environmental campaigner for nearly
twenty years. Tony has worked with Friends of the Earth since 1990:
he has been Vice Chair of Friends of the Earth International since
2000, and Executive Director of Friends of the Earth England, Wales
and Northern Ireland since 2003. As the initial leader of the
tropical rainforest campaign he helped change the policy of the
World Bank and harnessed consumer pressure to promote sustainable
forestry. Juniper previously worked with BirdLife International,
helping prevent the extinction of species the world's most
threatened bird family - the parrots. He co-authored the
award-winning Parrots (1998) and wrote the acclaimed story
of Spix's Macaw (2002). He has worked with children to
promote environmental awareness and has done fieldwork in a variety
of places including in the Middle-East, Africa and South America.
Tony has worked closely with the campaign that drew attention to
the environmental and economic threats posed by genetically
modified crops and was a leading member of the successful campaign
to end British involvement in the Ilisu Dam in Turkey.
Juniper's feature articles for the Guardian.
videos of Juniper speaking on the environment and social