Dr John Feltwell


  • Chartered Environmentalist
  • Chartered Biologist


  • Fellow of the Linnaen Society, London, since 1970
  • Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society of  London, since 1970
  • Fellow and Chartered Member of Institute of Biology since 1975
  • Fellow of the Society of Biology since 2009
  • Fellow of The Association of Lawyers and Legal Advisers, 1997
  • Member of the Environmental Law Foundation since 1997
  • Member of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association
  • Life Member International Dendrological Association

See also entry in Debrett’s Distinguished People of Today


  • Freeman of the City of London, 1993
  • Member of the Worshipful Company of Poulters, 1993


  • 1978 to Present    Established Wildlife Matters
  • 1973 – 1978   Biology teacher at Sutton Valence School, Kent.


  • 2001 Environmental Negotiation & Conflict Management (unit)
    Open University
  • 1993 Diploma in European Community Law
    University of London (Kings College)
  • 1983-1984 Diploma in Adult & Further Education
    University of Kent
  • 1970-1973 PhD Botany (+ zool. & biochemistry)
    University of London, Royal Holloway College
  • 1967-1970 BSc Honours Zoology
    University of London, Royal Holloway College

Many scientific and popular articles and book reviews.
43 books written (children’s & adults, on nat. hist. ecol. conservation in at least 30 languages)

Extensive throughout Europe (East and West), North America, as well as Asia.  Participated in Project Wallace (1985) to the virgin rainforests of Sulawesi.  Biodiversity recces to rainforests of Costa Rica in 1996, 1999, 2013 and Amazonas in 1998 & 2000, Vietnam 2002, Brazil’s Atlantic Rainforest 2002, 2009,  Peru – 2007. Seychelles -2004, 2007, 2008, 2009. Mauritius – 2007

Feltwell, J. 1984  Butterflies & Other Insects in Britain. Readers Digest. 352pp.
Feltwell, J. 1985  Discovering Doorstep Wildlife. Hamlyn. 160pp.
Feltwell, J. 1989  Countryside Conservation. Ward Lock. 160pp.
Feltwell, J. 1994  Meadows, A History and Natural History. Alan Sutton. 205pp
Feltwell, J. 1995  The Conservation of Butterflies in Britain. Wildlife Matters. 230pp.
Feltwell, J. 2006  Bumblebees. Wildlife Matters. 64pp.
Feltwell, J. 2008 Rainforests. Wildlife Matters. 650pp.