Matt Shardlow, Chief Executive, Buglife

Matt Shardlow

Matt is Chief Executive of Buglife: The Invertebrate Conservation Trust. Buglife is the only organisation in Europe committed to saving all invertebrates; the charity has twenty five members of staff and a growing portfolio of conservation projects.  The charity’s priorities include the sustainable management of brownfield sites; saving endangered Biodiversity Action Plan Priority species; putting bees and flowers back into the countryside; saving key sites for bugs from destruction, and improving the health of freshwater ecosystems.  Matt is chair of the Wildlife and Countryside Link (WCL) Legal Strategy Group, a Country Diary columnist in the Guardian newspaper and a member of the BBC Rural Affairs Committee.