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NEWS FEED: Conservation

Protect and enhance our “green lungs” to control CO2

January 29th, 2019

Met Office researchers expect to record one of the biggest rises in atmospheric concentrations of CO2 in 2019. Nick Heasman, Countryside and Policy Manager at the South Downs National Park Authority and an expert in woodland management to control carbon dioxide levels, says “green lungs” likes the National Park are vital to help control excessive […]

Volunteers recognised for work on butterfly conservation

December 19th, 2018

Work by the South Downs Volunteer Ranger Service to support local butterfly populations around Winchester and Petersfield has been recognised by Hampshire & Isle of Wight branch of Butterfly Conservation. Volunteer John Walton, who volunteers at the western end of the National Park, collected the branch Conservation Award 2018 ‘in recognition of an outstanding contribution […]

On the ground in November 2018

December 6th, 2018

From meeting with farmers, offering training and support to local communities, leading walks, organising and training volunteers, controlling invasive species and supporting key species, South Downs National Park rangers are out in the National Park every weekday and many weekends over the year. Don’t forget to say hello if you spot them out working. Here’s […]

Grants up to £5,000 for your community project with Volunteer Ranger support

December 5th, 2018

Grants up to £5,000 plus the support of Volunteer Rangers available in 2019 for South Downs projects Grants of up to £5,000 are available for non-profit organisations, parish councils and landowners in 2019 for projects that care for and enhance the South Downs National Park and promote opportunities for people to understand and enjoy it. […]

Most asked: Elaina Whittaker-Slark, Lead Ranger for the western end of the South Downs National Park

December 4th, 2018

Answers to questions about a particular area of work in the National Park – some sent in to our newsletter and others that we get asked all the time. Answering this month is: Elaina Whittaker-Slark What does a Lead Ranger do? I manage a team of two rangers, two assistant rangers and an apprentice ranger […]

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