Chris Pack­ham to kick off na­ture ‘bioblitz’ in High­lands

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TV PRESENTER and nat­u­ral­ist Chris Pack­ham is call­ing on the help of ex­perts and the pub­lic for a na­tion­wide “bioblitz” to au­dit the coun­try’s wildlife. Pack­ham aims to use the in­de­pen­dent “cit­i­zen science” au­dit of 50 sites across the coun­try to high­light the ex­tent to which the na­tion’s species are un­der threat, and that it is “not enough” just to have wildlife in na­ture re­serves.

Start­ing in the Scot­tish High­lands on July 14, over the course of 10 days he will make his way through North­ern Ire­land, Wales and parts of Eng­land, look­ing at wildlife from flies to fungi, mam­mals, birds and but­ter­flies. Pack­ham said: “I’m do­ing this be­cause I want to high­light that the UK’S land­scape is in big trou­ble.”

nat­u­ral­ist: Chris Pack­ham.

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