21 May 2013The green hairstreak butterfly appears to be making a recovery in the South Downs thanks to the hard work of National Park rangers and volunteers, Butterfly Conservation and local landowners.
17 May 2013Local entomologist and field cricket expert Mike Edwards will join South Downs National Park rangers at Lords Piece in West Sussex to tell the story of the field cricket. Down to just 100 individuals in the UK in the 1990, the field cricket Gryllus campestris is gradually recovering at thanks to careful habitat management.
16 May 2013The UK’s only venomous snake is being tracked in the South Downs National Park as part of a trial project to find out more about where it spends its time and how these habitats can be improved.
14 May 2013Discover great places to taste local food and drink by following two new food trails in the South Downs National Park. Then share your experience for the chance to win a hamper.
30 Apr 2013£80,000 is being invested in identifying and tackling water pollution in the South Downs National Park thanks to a partnership between the South Downs National Park Authority, Environment Agency and the Downs & Harbours Clean Water Partnership.
16 Apr 2013A touching personal tale about a young man and his dog has won first prize and £500 in ‘My South Downs’ a short film competition celebrating the second anniversary of the South Downs National Park.
10 Apr 2013A project to improve rare chalk grassland near Winchester in the South Downs National Park vital for rare species such as the small blue butterfly has won a £50,000 grant from Biffa Award.
02 Apr 2013On Monday 1 April the South Downs National Park celebrates its second anniversary – the perfect time to look back at some of our achievements so far and forward to some new and exciting projects that are coming up in the year ahead.
02 Apr 2013Ian Phillips has been appointed by the Secretary of State for the Environment as a new Member of the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) following national, open competition. His appointment starts on 1 April 2013.
26 Mar 2013The first year of a project to safeguard and enhance internationally rare chalk grassland in the South Downs National Park has brought in more than £126,000 of additional match funding to the area and benefited from almost 260 days of volunteer work.