Ben McCarthy

 

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Ben McCarthy

Director of Strategy, Plantlife International

Director of Strategy, Plantlife International.  Ben has over 20 years experience in developing biodiversity conservation initiatives and influencing biodiversity policy.  Previously, he has held several leadership roles at Natural England, the national government’s advisory body on the natural environment.  Currently, key responsibilities at Plantlife include UK & international programme development, advocacy & policy, partnerships and performance.  Ben says “tackling the on-going challenges of habitat loss and fragmentation is a sustained long game and we need the collaboration of governments, botanists, and local communities every step of the way.”

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