Ruth is a British poet and author with close connections to conservation, wildlife, Greece and music. She has published a novel, eight works of non-fiction and eight poetry collections, most recently The Mara Crossing, which mixes poems and prose to explore migration. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Council Member for the Zoological Society of London.  See her website for more.

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24 October 2013
The disappearance of frogs and toads leads to the terrifying "trophic cascade".
22 August 2013
The animal which refuses to be read.
15 August 2013
Under Another Sky by Charlotte Higgins.
11 July 2013
Loss of birds is a warning.
30 May 2013
Birds appear and disappear.
25 July 2012
Ruth Padel argues that London Zoo is a place of respite and renewal.
02 January 2012
- and a fisherman pulls them out in his netalong with dancing bream, tench, barbelcleft wings trickling and marbled...
31 March 2011
Fly to the moon as dusk comes onand you'll see twelve celestial signslight up before you like the secret lifeof a...
17 July 2008
In May 2002, with Aung San Suu Kyi temporarily released from house arrest, I was doing poetry workshops and readings in...