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Michael Copleston

The UK’s Wild Bird Superhighway!

Michael is a passionate conservationist who recently took up the role of Director of RSPB England. His background has combined a path through conservation science for more than 20 years, taking him from the tip of Cornwall to the Hebridean Islands in Scotland and beyond. He believes in nature recovery that blends people power and science and has experienced spanning habitat creation and setting up new nature reserves to engaging people with nature, as well as international work in Belarus, Poland and extensively in Shanghai on habitat restoration projects.

Michael is now leading the RSPB team in England, working on the ‘big levers’ we can pull for nature such as policy changes, fundraising, and people engagement, as well as the management and development of over 100 incredible nature reserves such as Ham Wall in the Avalon Marshes, Sherwood Forest, and Bempton Cliffs, covering more than 60,000ha of England.

Restoring wetlands in eastern England