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NEWS FEED: Conservation

England’s Mountains Green – now on DVD

March 23rd, 2017

South Downs National Park is proud to announce that the film “South Downs – England’s Mountain Green” which recently aired on the BBC is now available on DVD. Presenter Peter Owen-Jones, a priest in the South Downs takes us on a breath-taking journey from the Seven Sisters to Winchester encompassing the whole length and beauty of the South Downs National […]

Barn Owls LIVE – 2017

March 16th, 2017

South Downs National Park is proud to bring new footage of a Barn Owl nest. This is the second year that we have been able to bring you live coverage of one of the 250 Barn Owl boxes in the South Downs National Park.    This box site has hosted a very successful breeding pair […]

Eastbourne BC decide not to sell downland farms.

March 7th, 2017

Margaret Paren, Chair of South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) welcomes the decision by Eastbourne Borough Council (EBC) to call off the sale of their downland farms in light of the public vote against the sales.  She says: “We believe that this is a good decision for the farmers, for the environment, for the people of Eastbourne […]

Comments requested for draft West Meon CAAMP

February 21st, 2017

The National Park Authority, as the Local Planning Authority, is required to prepare Character Appraisals and Management Plans (CAAMPs) for the Conservation Areas within its boundaries. These are important documents in the planning system. Character Appraisals describe the elements which contribute to the Special Character recognised by designation as a Conservation Area, whilst Management Plans […]

National Wetlands Day

February 2nd, 2017

Today is National Wetlands Day which celebrates wetlands around the world. These special habitats are vital for animals but also for humans, here is just a little bit of information about how important the wetlands of the South Downs National Park are… The rivers and streams of the South Downs National Park create a range […]

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