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NEWS FEED: Landscape

Photo competition 16/17 winning and shortlisted pictures

January 7th, 2016

The judges have chosen their winner but there’s still £100 up for grabs to the winner of our people’s choice award. Click on the first picture to open the gallery or go straight to our voting page to choose your favourite.

Rare butterfly is surprise success for South Downs project

October 28th, 2015

A project to boost numbers of butterflies and chalk grassland in the South Downs National Park near Brighton has unexpectedly seen the return of the silver-spotted skipper butterfly, once close to extinction across the county. The ‘Brighton Blues’ project, led by the South Downs National Park Authority and supported by a grant of £39,425 awarded […]

Woodland memories wanted for major history project

August 14th, 2015

Family stories and memories of South Downs woods are wanted for a major project to uncover the secret history that lies beneath the National Park’s ancient woodlands. Secrets of the High Woods is a community archaeology project, led by the South Downs National Park Authority and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, to map the […]

Water voles reach South Downs in largest UK reintroduction programme

June 22nd, 2015

The most ambitious water vole reintroduction to be attempted in the UK will see the first 190 animals released within the South Downs National Park this June. This is the third year of a successful project to return ‘Ratty’ to the River Meon in Hampshire which has already seen the animals successfully breed on other […]

Landscape-Led Planning – Golf Club Practice Nets

June 18th, 2015

Our Rangers and Planning team work closely together  and with our partner authorities to conserve the landscape and scenic beauty of the National Park. In January 2014, one of our rangers, spotted luminous green practice nets at a golf course within the National Park that appeared to be out of touch with the beauty of […]

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