Issues & projects

A better future for people and wildlife (1960s – 2019)

David has been passionate about wildlife since he was a boy. His role as head of people and wildlife at Norfolk Wildlife Trust combined managing the Trust’s education and engagement, and conservation teams. The main factors that wildlife is in trouble are habitat loss, climate change, pollution, non-native invasive species and over exploitation of nature. […]

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Broads History – Looking backward from forward (1973 – 2050)

Tim is professor emeritus of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia. He talks about the history of the Broads, the role of his research and more contemporary events, including national parks. I am a professor emeritus of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia [UEA]. I did my PhD on the Norfolk […]

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Preserving the fish stock (1980s-2019)

Steven spent many years visiting the Norfolk Broads to pursue his love of pike fishing. He moved there permanently six years ago and runs a tackle shop. He is very involved with preserving the fishing stock, in particular pike, for future generations. I was born in Luton in 1960, my parents both worked in the […]

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Shell man (1960s – 2019)

Derek’s interest in snails started at a young age, and whilst they are his main interest he has a keen interest in all wildlife including birds and butterflies. He has volunteered at Wheatfen Broad and has been involved with carrying out many marsh surveys including a five year study of Haddiscoe Island. My interest in […]

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The eight-year saga of Catfield Fen (2008-2016)

Tim and Geli Harris live at Catfield Hall and are in a continuing battle to preserve the unique wildlife of Catfield Fen, which has been described in its official conservation designation as ‘the finest valley fen in Western Europe’.  I met my wife Geli when we were both 17 and we’re now approaching 70, having been […]

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Wildlife conservation on the Broads (1950s-2019)

Rodney grew up near the river in south Norfolk. He studied zoology and geography and lived for a time in Australia where he was the environmental representative on the Macquarie River Advisory Committee. He compares the area to the Broads. More recently he has been involved with bird surveys and remembers the coypu eradication campaigns. […]

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