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British Wildlife 35.6 May 2024

An uncertain future for the Broads

The Broads of Norfolk and Suffolk are famed for their wetland wildlife, including a number of species found nowhere else in Britain, but this special ecosystem is facing increasing pressure from climate change and other threats. Here, Patrick Barkham investigates the mounting challenges facing the UK’s most biodiverse National Park and the species that live there.

A perfect storm may be a cliché, but the Broads is facing one. The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads, the largest protected wetland in Britain, is the most biodiverse of our National Parks. It is also among the parks most vulnerable to climate change.

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