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The Living Thames – Free screening of award winning documentary

The University of Greenwich (Medway Campus) is hosting a FREE screening of the award winning documentary The Living Thames, courtesy of the Thames Estuary Partnership.  this takes place on Thursday 27th February 2020.

The documentary is introduced by David Attenborough and presented by distinguished environmentalist Chris Baines, the film is an odyssey along the river as it meanders through London and flows out to sea, exploring its ever-changing ecology.  London’s most famous river was declared ‘biologically dead’ by scientists in 1957 due to the pollution but has dramatically recovered since to become one of the cleanest inner-city rivers in Europe, supporting porpoises, seals and more than 126 species of fish.

Chris meets the people who work on and around the Thames, including conservationists working to save London’s iconic eels, wardens tending breeding waders on the Kent marshes, and MCR scientists learning how harbor porpoises use the estuary.  Their stories show the wonder of the Thames and its importance for connectivity, biodiversity, wildlife and migrating species.

All are welcome to attend.  This is a FREE event but you are required to register your attendance, click here to secure a place.  The screening takes place in the Wardroom in Pembroke Building located on Central Avenue, Chatham Maritime ME4 4TB.

There will be refreshments at 6 pm with the screening taking place from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm.  After there will be a Question & Answer session with producer/director Dorothy Leiper and aquatic consultant Steve Colclough.

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