charles rangeley-wilson – writing about fishing, travel, rivers, conservation

WWF blog – drying and dying chalk-streams

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WWF has today published a blog that I wrote for them earlier this summer on the dire straits of some of our Home Counties chalk-streams.
They had commissioned me to take pictures of some of the rivers we had been campaigning for over the last few years. In the early summer drought it was a sobering journey. Dry river after dry river. Look at the line of moss on the image above to get a sense of how low the Chess was in Chesham: those ducks are standing on the river bed!
WWF is hoping to ramp up its Rivers on the Edge campaign (and a forthcoming sewage in rivers campaign) to keep attention on pressing environmental issues as we negotiate our exit from the EU and at least inherit but perhaps – hopefully – strengthen our environmental legislation.
If you can please circulate the blog on social media. This is the link:
http://blogs.wwf.org.uk/blog/habitats/rivers-freshwater/englands-chalk-streams-dying/

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