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NEWS FEED: Conservation

Sheep lend a helping hoof for butterfly conservation at Mill Hill, Shoreham

November 19th, 2018

A flock of sheep are being employed to improve precious chalk grassland, vital for the survival of rare butterflies, in the South Downs National Park near Shoreham. The unusual looking sheep – called Jacobs – have two sets of horns and moved on to Mill Hill Local Nature Reserve, near Shoreham, on Friday 16 November. […]

Heathland story book

November 8th, 2018

A dedicated team of ten heathland heritage volunteers have begun to create stories for a heathland heritage book aimed at 7-11 year olds. The stories have unfolded through oral history and archive research tasks carried out by the volunteers. At the beginning of 2018 Heathland Reunited heritage volunteers signed up to go out into the […]

Fire management is focus for heathland experts

November 8th, 2018

Heathland professionals from across the South East met in Midhurst on the 7 November. The Heathland Forum brought together individuals and agencies involved with heathland management and conservation in and around the South Downs National Park. Land managers, landowners, conservationists, ecologists, countryside rangers, land management advisors and volunteers all came together to share learning and […]

On the ground in October 2018

November 8th, 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 […]

Work begins on developing next priorities for South Downs National Park

October 19th, 2018

Conservation and heritage organisations, rural economy representatives, water companies, farming groups and volunteer networks are just some of the groups being challenged to help set out the priorities for the South Downs National Park for the next five years and the practical action they will take to help achieve them. The work is part of […]

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