APPG for Nature

About the Group

Please note that the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Nature is no longer active.

The APPG for Nature was launched in July 2019. It was unfortunately dissolved in July 2023. The Environment APPG has taken on the mantle for nature engagement, and we are supporting them to continue this work.

The APPG for Nature provided a forum for engaging and inspiring parliamentarians and others with the natural world, the major threats that it faces today, and the positives that come from a healthy natural environment. The Group had a clear focus to be effective beyond individual meetings and events and sought to extend its influence wherever possible for the benefit of nature and people.

CIEEM provided the Secretariat for the Group and organised an engaging and inspiring programme of activities (including both parliamentary events and site visits) to highlight the importance of nature for its enjoyment and to human well-being, as well as its necessity for the economy and society.

The Group’s Officers at the time it was dissolved were:

  • Barry Gardiner MP (Chair)
  • Baroness Kate Parminter (Vice Chair)
  • Alexander Stafford MP
  • Baroness Barbara Young of Old Scone

Parliamentary members of the Group were:

  • Baroness Natalie Bennett of Manor Castle
  • Geraint Davies MP
  • Philip Dunne MP
  • Caroline Lucas MP
  • Rachael Maskell MP
  • Kerry McCarthy MP
  • Lord John Randall of Uxbridge
  • Wes Streeting MP
  • Derek Twigg MP
  • Lord Tom Watson of Wyre Forest
  • Claudia Webbe MP

The APPG used the hashtag #APPGnature on social media.

Associate Members

  • People’s Trust for Endangered Species
  • Halcyon Ecology
  • Atkins
  • Northumbrian Water Group
  • RSK Biocensus
  • Cotswold Wildlife Surveys
  • Bat Conservation Trust
  • Middlemarch Environmental
  • Northumbria University (Alister Scott)
  • GemServ
  • Wildflower Turf Ltd
  • Essex and Suffolk Water
  • Hannah Bourne-Taylor (Freelance Nature Author)

Past Events


Secretariat services were provided by CIEEM’s Policy and Communications Team.

Services included provision of administration; project and event management; shared costs of telephone, IT, web and email hosting; and financial management.


This is not an official website of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in these webpages are those of the group.