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NEWS FEED: Conservation

Spring clean your community

March 19th, 2015

Saturday 21 March is the official start of spring, so what better time to begin spring cleaning. Community Clear Up Day is a ‘national spring clean’, backed by the Government, that aims to spruce up England’s high streets, residential and business areas, villages and parks. To get the ball rolling we persuaded a team to […]

Rodents in the Rain

March 5th, 2015

Volunteer Rangers in the Hampshire area of the South Downs National Park started the New Year in a watery way with some important wildlife surveys. A drizzly Monday morning in early January saw us head across to Noar Hill on the Rotherfield Estate to begin our hunt for harvest mice nests. Following an earlier meeting […]

Dukes return to Steyning

October 30th, 2014

One of Britain’s rarest butterflies has been handed a lifeline in Steyning, thanks to a conservation project between a the Steyning Downland Scheme (SDS), South Downs National Park Authority and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The Duke of Burgundy butterfly is one of the most rapidly declining and threatened species of butterfly in the UK. […]

World Ranger Day

July 31st, 2014

Thursday 31 July is World Ranger Day. To mark the occasion we asked some of our rangers to tell us about their favourite projects. Dan talks about his work to protect our night skies Elaina talks about the work she’s doing to reintroduce water voles to the Meon Valley Mark talks about helping the Plumpton community […]

Volunteers give River Meon much-needed makeover

July 3rd, 2014

The River Meon is becoming a better home for plants, fish, birds and invertebrates thanks to a project to improve its flow through the village of East Meon. Local resident Nigel Brooks was instrumental in helping the project to get off the ground as well as physically rolling up his sleeves. Nigel said: “It’s been […]

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