Michael McCarthy, formerly the Independent’s longstanding Environment Editor, now its Environment Columnist, is one of Britain’s leading writers on the environment and the natural world. He has won a string of awards for his work, including Environment Journalist of the Year (three times) and Specialist Writer of the Year in the British Press Awards in 2001. In 2007 he was awarded the Medal of the RSPB for “Outstanding Services to Conservation,” in 2010 he was awarded the Silver Medal of the Zoological Society of London, and in 2011 the Dilys Breeze Medal of the British Trust for Ornithology. In 2009 McCarthy published Say Goodbye To The Cuckoo (John Murray), a study of Britain’s declining migrant birds.
15 December 2014 05:44 PM
A new study has revealed that birds don't always act instinctively, but have their own social networks and cultures too
08 December 2014 05:19 PM
Nature Studies: We should stand back a little, and pause before judging
01 December 2014 05:27 PM
In the past humans have not seen these images, as we look from the same angle
03 November 2014 06:32 PM
A Green Paper has just come out which may be years ahead of its time
27 October 2014 05:50 PM
The strongest protection for nature in the UK comes straight from Europe
22 October 2014 12:31 PM
Many other winter migrants are arriving right now, such as Scandinavian finches
13 October 2014 05:23 PM
The camera illustrates reality, and often that can be breathtaking, but that’s all it does
06 October 2014 06:53 PM
A fifth of all of Britain's plant species are under threat, with some facing alarming declines
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29 September 2014 05:38 PM
One of these threats draws thousands of protesters on to the streets. The other doesn’t…
22 September 2014 07:14 PM
It might have been too late to hear any birdsongs, but my trip to Dorset was ripe with natural beauty
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