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Chris Packham to visit RSPB Lakenheath Fen this month as part of 50-site tour

Chris Packham (2948205)
Chris Packham (2948205)

TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham is coming to RSPB Lakenheath Fen as part of a UK tour which aims to investigate the extent to which the nation's wildlife species are under threat.

RSPB Lakenheath Fen is one of 50 sites that Chris will be visiting over 10 days, as he also tries to raise money for the local projects working on the conservation of wildlife habitats.

"I need to see it for myself. I need to meet the people with their fingers on the pulse of our wildlife the length and breadth of the UK, those unsung heroes, the great British naturalists who know their stuff and are making a difference," he said.

"I need to get a complete first-hand experience of the natural health of the UK. I’m excited and terrified at the same time. I love learning and seeing new places and species but I fear that I will also bear witness to a landscape in huge trouble. I want to spread an awareness of the successes and failures and to raise some money to help combat the latter.”

He will be starting in the Scottish Highlands on Saturday, July 14 and will come to RSPB Lakenheath Fen on Sunday, July 22.

He will also travel with his team across Northern Ireland, Wales and parts of England.

A spokesperson from RSPB Lakenheath Fen said it is 'proud' to be one of the beneficiaries of Chris's fundraising campaign.

To donate, visit: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/chris-packham-bioblitz

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