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Why does the protection of 'England's rainforests' matter so much?

A stream.

Many chalk aquifers – the source of chalk streams – are polluted by nitrogen and phosphorus Image: Unsplash/ Kazuend

Tim Sykes
PhD Candidate in Environmental Biosciences, University of Southampton
Kieran J. Gething
PhD Candidate in Ecology, Nottingham Trent University
Rachel Stubbington
Professor in River Ecology, Nottingham Trent University
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Water crowfoot blooms in the Bourne Rivulet.
Water crowfoot blooms in the Bourne Rivulet. Image: Tim Sykes
The dry channels of winterbourne chalk streams support species such as this ground beetle.
The dry channels of winterbourne chalk streams support species such as this ground beetle. Image: Roy Anderson
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An urban chalk stream whose natural form has been heavily modified.
https://theconversation.com/chalk-streams-why-englands-rainforests-are-so-rare-and-precious-172827 Image: Chloe Hayes

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