roger croft Welcome to Roger Crofts' web site. I hope that you will find the information posted useful and the ideas stimulating in your work.

Most of the material is the section on Articles, Papers and Speeches. You will also find details of my past and current activity and web links to the organisations I am closely engaged with.

If you wish to contact me, go to the Contact section.

Good searching, Roger

Professor Roger Crofts CBE FRSE FRSGS FRGS FIEEM Hon DSc BA MLitt PGCE


1) Roger appointed Honorary Professor at Dundee University and at Edinburgh University

2) Roger awarded the 2016 medal of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management for ‘Outstanding lifelong contribution to environmental conservation, governance and management’. Watch Roger's acceptance speech on YouTube here

Citation Photo 1 Citation Photo 2

Please click to see the Citation and Roger's response - June 2016

3) Roger to receive the Fred Packard Award from the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas for his ‘outstanding service to protected areas and conservation’ at the World Conservation Congress Hawaii 2016

Opinion on current issues

Roger calls for new environmental agency in Iceland

Roger reviews the state of nature in Iceland in a wide-ranging talk - Please watch on YouTube here - May 2016

Roger and Icelandic colleagues review progress on protected areas in Iceland - March 2016

Roger reviews progress and action needed on marine protected areas in the Mediterranean and Black Seas

Roger sets action for outdoors activity and greenspace in Scotland - Please click "The Geographer" talk and editorial - November 2015

Hine, Becker and Crofts call for a new paradigm in looking after the land - Please click either Pdf or Web page

Crofts calls on medics to deliver action plan and healthy outdoors activity - October 2015

Crofts criticises the south east Scotland plan for failing the environment

Crofts calls for action to raise profile of geoheritage conservation

Giving a wide-ranging overview of Scotland’s nature, Roger Crofts calls for changes in the mindsets and actions of all stakeholders, and a more integrated and connected approach to secure the future

RSE calls for greater clarity on the need for land reform - August 2015

Join Roger Crofts to debate the future of our land - 27 October 2015

Crofts and Gordon argue the vital need to retain the NNR status for Glen Roy - August 2015

Major statement on strategies and action for conserving the Earth’s geodiversity published by Crofts and Gordon

Roger Crofts sets out action programme for enhancing protected areas in Europe - 31 May 2015

Geoheritage conservation in poster form - 1) Conserving the "Stage"; 2) IUCN Management Categories; 3) Values; 4) Guiding Principles

The future of Protected Areas in Scotland: Roger Crofts’ messages from the World Parks Congress and summary of Edinburgh conference outcomes

Scottish Land Reform Consultation - Roger Crofts calls for a formal duty of land stewardship as ownership is a secondary issue

Scotland’s biodiversity: finding a way forward - Roger Crofts spells out way forward on Scotland’s biodiversity - Published in BRISC News 96

Current Titles

  • Fair Isles & Fine Sailing - Celebrating Sixty Years of Cruising - The National Trust for Scotland
  • Healing the Land: the story of land reclamation and soil conservation in Iceland. Soil Conservation Service of Iceland, Gunnarsholt, Iceland
  • Co-Editor - Ecosystems and Health: A UK Perspective from The Sibthorp Trust. Distributed by NHBS
  • Editor - Climate Change Action After Copenhagen and Cancún: What Next? Published by the Sibthorp Trust
  • Co-author - Land of Mountain and Flood: the Geology of Scotland, published by Birlinn, April 2007, reprint due April 2009
  • Co-Editor - Conserving nature: Scotland and the wider world™ essays to commemorate J Morton Boyd, published by John Donald, December 2005

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