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Wild Isles: water and Sussex

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The latest BBC programme narrated by David Attenborough, Wild Isles, looked at the dramatic beauty of nature here in Britain and Ireland. The highly anticipated series was something special made close to home: a stunning survey of golden eagles, foxes and dormice; woodlands, meadows and rivers.

We were joined by Nick Gates one of its directors and producers at the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne for a special event. You might have spotted him in a boat searching for orcas during the first episode. He shared insights and images from all things water-related in the series – from chalk streams to whales.

Nick is a naturalist, producer, and writer based in Bristol. The South Downs feature in the series and Nick grew up in Sussex. With a passion for conservation, nature-friendly farming, and rewilding, he loves to find stories that inspire people to care for the natural world.

Agile Rabbit · Wild Isles | Water and Sussex

Links to things Nick mentioned during the event:

Save Our Wild Isles campaign: Together we can Save our Wild Isles | Save Our Wild Isles

Nick is particularly keen for us to watch this film: Hungry for Change film | Save Our Wild Isles

The New York Times video which summarises the Economics of Biodiversity: Dasgupta Review 2021:

And here’s a link to more information about the review: The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review – GOV.UK (