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NEWS FEED: Conservation

Butterfly birthday

March 8th, 2018

From water voles to skylarks and wart-biter crickets to sand lizards, many creatures capture the spirit of the National Park. But there’s something special about the South Downs’ butterflies and we’re working closely with Butterfly Conservation to keep it that way. Words by Chris Lickley and Jo Glyde The Duke of Burgundy, chalk hill blue […]

Fen defenders

March 8th, 2018

In December 2016 residents on the edge of Winchester had a grumble about the state of the waste-ground in front of their homes. But what began as a casual chat became a huge community effort to restore the local fen for wildlife. It’s fair to say that Clausentum Fen, a fragment of the Itchen Valley […]

Our Rangers’ advice to women looking for a career in conservation

March 8th, 2018

To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, we asked some of our amazing rangers to talk about their background, what their job involves and to offer any advice for other women looking to pursue similar careers. Why did you get into conservation? Kate Working in conservation gives you a real sense of giving something […]

Barn owls return

February 6th, 2018

If you were following the sad story of our web-cam barn owls last summer you’ll remember that we not only lost the chicks but were very concerned for the adult female, who hadn’t been seen returning to the nest for several days before the chicks died. Ranger Angela was checking our cameras this month and […]

On the ground in January 2018

February 6th, 2018

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 2018. Gave a talk on the Meon Valley Partnership to West Meon Women’s Institute who asked lots of questions and shared their own stories about the River Meon. […]

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