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NEWS FEED: Conservation

Lynchmere Common Bioblitz

September 5th, 2018

More than 100 people, young and old, joined us at Lynchmere Common on 31 July to discover more about their local heathland. The day of discovery saw SDNPA Rangers, National Trust Rangers and local volunteers coming together to lead a series of exciting and informative wildlife walks for local families, the majority of whom had […]

Thank you for sticking to the paths!

September 5th, 2018

Ground nesting bird season ends on 15 September and we want to thank everyone for sticking to the paths on our heathlands! This is one of four pledges that owners and dogs are taking through our new ‘I take the lead’ campaign. Owners and dogs ‘sign’ a pawsport and pledge to follow these behaviours when […]

Seasons change, and so do rangers

September 4th, 2018

On his final week working before leaving the South Downs for warmer climates ranger Matt led a lunchtime walk through Midhurst Common. Volunteer Development Officer, Daniel Greenwood, reflects on their adventure, taken as part of the John Muir Award in the South Downs. ‘From the point of leaving Midhurst town centre to our return, the […]

Research on crops to protect South Downs water

August 6th, 2018

Research funded through the Brighton ChaMP partnership shows that farmers who plant different crops can help reduce nitrogen pollution in South Downs National Park water. The South Downs’ rivers and aquifers are an integral part of the South Downs landscapes, relied on by 1.2 million people as well as the wildlife that lives here. But […]

On the Ground in July 2018

August 3rd, 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 […]

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