Communicating the South Downs

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NEWS FEED: Conservation

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 […]

On the Ground in January 2017

January 30th, 2017

Don’t forget to say hello if you spot our Rangers and volunteers out working in the National Park. Here’s a taste of what they achieved in January 2017. Installation of new tramper friendly kiss gates, improving access at Kingley Vale NNR in West Sussex. Volunteer spent 42 task days clearing scrub on chalk grassland and […]

Farming for the South Downs in post-Brexit Britain

January 27th, 2017

Since the early hours of Friday 24 June 2016 politicians, the media, economists and many of us ordinary, diverse Brits have been trying to understand or predict what life will be like after Brexit. For those of us involved with farming or the environment this future feels uncertain but, as with most change, life without […]

South Pond work to start on 30 January

January 24th, 2017

The first phase of work to correct planting on the northern edge of South Pond in Midhurst will begin on Monday 30 January. The work, which should take a week, will include removing reeds and silt to restore viewpoints and create open water. Restoration of the South Pond has been carried out in partnership by […]

Join our stargazing extravaganza – 10 to 26 February 2017

January 20th, 2017

South Downs Dark Skies Festival, 10-26 February 2017 In 2016 the South Downs National Park became the world’s newest International Dark Sky Reserve (IDSR), the 2nd in England and only 11th in the world. What better way to mark the occasion than a two-week festival in the dark winter months? Whether you live in or […]

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