From source to sea, countryside to city – healthy rivers are essential. We need them to live, to work and to play. In England, we have some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world: from the upland lakes to lowland fens; small chalk streams to mightier rivers like the Severn, Trent and Thames. I […]Read more
I’ve always been interested in people and how we interact with our surroundings. That’s why I chose to study Politics at University – it gave me the opportunity to explore and learn about so many different issues – the green revolution, race relations, economic history and more!
My fundamental interest in social issues led me to start working for government as it was important that, through my work, I helped to affect change and make a difference to people’s lives.
Having spent five and a half years in local government, I’ve learnt a tremendous amount about a whole raft of issues and challenges that we, in the 21st century, have to face. And that’s why I made the move to work for WWF because I think that helping to ensure people and nature thrive is one of the most pressing challenges.Follow @@BlackburnHan
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On 21 May, individuals, communities and projects from around the world will come together and take part in a global initiative to create awareness about the importance of free-flowing, unobstructed rivers for migratory fish. Fish – such as Atlantic salmon, European eel and sea lamprey – need to travel up and down rivers, as well as […]Read more
The latest government plans for river health in England have been published. These plans set out how our rivers, lakes and streams will be managed and improved over the next six years. I had hoped to be able to write about their optimistic future but unfortunately I can’t. The River Basin Management Plans released by […]Read more