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NEWS FEED: Wildlife

The Light of my Life

February 8th, 2019

Written by Michael Blencowe of the Sussex Wildlife Trust. Image above © Derek Middleton There comes a time in everyone’s life when they tire of the fleeting distractions and amusements that our modern society has to offer. That day came to me at the age of five. So I became a naturalist and as the […]

Protect and enhance our “green lungs” to control CO2

January 29th, 2019

Met Office researchers expect to record one of the biggest rises in atmospheric concentrations of CO2 in 2019. Nick Heasman, Countryside and Policy Manager at the South Downs National Park Authority and an expert in woodland management to control carbon dioxide levels, says “green lungs” likes the National Park are vital to help control excessive […]

Big Garden Birdwatch 2019

January 15th, 2019

Written by Emily Summers, Visitor Experience Officer at Pulborough Brooks For 40 years, the RSPB has been asking you to count the birds that visit your garden as part of the annual Big Garden Birdwatch. This is the world’s largest garden wildlife survey with half a million members of the public taking part each year, […]

Happy New Year!

January 2nd, 2019

May your 2019 be as full of chalk hills and wildlife as this mini-documentary about the South Downs National Park.

Volunteers recognised for work on butterfly conservation

December 19th, 2018

Work by the South Downs Volunteer Ranger Service to support local butterfly populations around Winchester and Petersfield has been recognised by Hampshire & Isle of Wight branch of Butterfly Conservation. Volunteer John Walton, who volunteers at the western end of the National Park, collected the branch Conservation Award 2018 ‘in recognition of an outstanding contribution […]

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