Our English Chalk Streams: Rare and beautiful but threatened

Doug Kennedy


Region:
England
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Type:
Professional
Fee:
Paid: 70
Category:
Nature
Updated:
13th April 2022

England’s chalk downs and wolds are a globally rare landscape over which flow around 60 chalk streams: there are only 210 chalk streams World-wide so these represent a priceless English phenomenon. With industrialisation and the burgeoning of housing developments they have come under threat and many have been altered beyond recognition. However, those that survive are fascinating and beautiful, and this talk seeks to reveal this and explore how they can be protected.

The talk is illustrated with many beautiful photographs.

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About Doug Kennedy

I am a photographer, ecologist and environmental campaigner who has produced 7 books on English landscapes and natural history: my latest work is Wildlife Of The Pennine Hills (published by Merlin Unwin). I have developed a series of talks on the landscapes and wildlife of the UK and English regions, accompanied by many beautiful images from my own photography.

I have an M.Sc. in environmental studies and have been a lifelong campaigner and initiated several successful campaigns including the Chalk Streams Action Group and Save The River Thame (now www.Riverthame.org). I actively monitor wildlife and survey butterflies.

These talks are very informative whilst being accessible to everyone and beautifully produced and illustrated and I tailor them to suit my audiences.

They can be delivered in person or using an online system such as Zoom.


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