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President and Patrons

Prof Sir John Lawton - President of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Prof Sir John LawtonJohn is Chairman of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, and was formerly Chief Executive of the Natural Environment Research Council (1999-2005). He is a passionate natural historian (particularly birds, botany and bugs), and enjoys walking, gardening, cooking and music. He trained as a zoologist at the University of Durham, and subsequently held posts at Oxford and York Universities, and Imperial College London.

He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1989, awarded a CBE in 1997 and knighted in 2005 for his contributions to ecological science. He has been awarded numerous other national and international prizes.

He is married to Dot, with two grown up children and five grandchildren.


Our patrons are The Earl Peel GCVO DL, Mr Stephen Martin and Mr Paul Sykes.


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My Vision: Stephen Martin291.46 KB
Once all this was fields: Paul Sykes275.26 KB