Magazine article Management Today

Tony Juniper: If I Had to Start Again

Magazine article Management Today

Tony Juniper: If I Had to Start Again

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I'm not going to say I wish I had been a musician or whatever Conservation is my passion. Even if I'd done something different, I would have finished up working for an environmental group, whether that was WWF or Greenpeace.

Growing up, I had a love of natural history. I went to Bristol to study zoology and psychology, basically looking at animal behaviour. When I left in 1983, I looked around and thought: 'What am I meant to do with myself?' I saw an ad for Friends of the Earth, but didn't think I stood a chance of getting in.

At Birdlife International, I was in charge of protecting various species, largely in the tropical rainforest. I was part of the team that found the last Spix's macaw living in the wild. I was confronted with the reasons for that, with the rainforest making way for soya and sugar-cane production to feed the global market for bio-fuels. I joined Friends of the Earth to try and stop the tsunami of destruction, having been on the ground and seen what's going on. …

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