Enjoy insights into the countryside in our CPRE podcast

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Tune into our Countryside Voices podcast for countryside stories, expert voices and some surprises…

Welcome to the first episode of the brand new Countryside Voices Podcast, from CPRE, the countryside charity.

A beautiful starry sky is one of the magical sights the countryside can offer. But light pollution stops many of us from seeing the stars, and it also has a big impact on wildlife.

We talk with Emma Marrington, CPRE’s starry sky expert, about the results from our annual Star Count and can be done to reclaim our dark skies.

We also explore the fascinating world of bats, with Joanna Ferguson from the Bat Conservation Trust.

We’re back with the second episode of the Countryside Voices podcast!

This time we explore the experience of rural communities during lockdown, and how these might help regenerate the countryside in the future.

We discuss the lockdown and its aftermath with Simon Murray, the new chair of CPRE, and Leicestershire farmer Donya Donger. We find out what they think needs to happen next to help rural businesses and communities thrive as we emerge from the pandemic.