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.
02 December 2013 06:17 PM
Chinese demand daily raises the price on the head of the African Elephant
01 December 2013 06:51 PM
Over the last five years poaching has exploded, driven by the booming demand for ivory
26 November 2013 12:01 AM
For ages, it was just a myth; soon, it may be just a memory. The okapi, the "forest giraffe" from the Congo - that gentle, fascinating beast known to Western science only since 1901 - is now threatened with extinction. War, illegal hunting and habitat destruction are going to do for it.
18 November 2013 05:28 PM
With its sinuous, long-tailed elegance, Martes martes is ravishingly attractive
11 November 2013 06:09 PM
The willow warbler is leaving England behind and reappearing up North
30 October 2013 05:51 PM
Chalk rivers in particular are being hard hit by a subtle form of pollution
23 October 2013 04:37 PM
If you believe the media, they're everywhere. The truth isn't half so terrifying
16 October 2013 06:14 PM
I was taken aback by its size and its exquisite, fresh aniseed fragrance
09 October 2013 05:50 PM
As a Lepidoptera lover I have longed to see it for years without success
25 September 2013 06:31 PM
A murmuration of these birds is among the most beautiful sights in Britain
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