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NEWS FEED: Wildlife

Barn owl babies weighed and counted

July 2nd, 2015

Two barn owl chicks have been weighed and ringed at a secret location near Midhurst in West Sussex as part of a South Downs National Park project to protect the threatened birds. The six week old chicks, thought to be one male and one female, weighed 290 grams and 380grams respectively. Easebourne C.E. Primary School […]

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 […]

Thank you to our volunteers!

May 29th, 2015

The first week of June is Volunteers Week 2015 – created as an opportunity to say thank you to volunteers across the country for the contribution that they make. More than 15m people volunteer in the UK every month lending their time and talents to a wide variety of causes and the National Council for […]

Submit Student Conference papers – deadline extended

May 7th, 2015

Thinking of submitting an entry to the South Downs Student Conference 2015? There’s still time. We’ve had a number of students contact us keen to take part but who need a little more time. So we’ve decided to extend the application date to Friday 5 June 2015. Any current student from Foundation level through to […]

Three years of Nature Improvement Areas

April 23rd, 2015

In 2012 the South Downs Way Ahead project, consisting of 28 organisations led by the South Downs National Park Authority, was chosen to trail blaze the Government’s new Nature Improvement Area scheme to protect habitats and the economic and social benefits they bring. The focus of the project was safeguarding endangered chalk grassland in the […]

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