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Following Government advice to stay safe and protect the NHS, we are working hard to continue to deliver for you. Find information here on how to enjoy the National Park virtually, and how our services are operating during this time.

Supporting Biodiversity

Supporting Biodiversity

From chalk grassland to lowland heath and from chalk streams to chalk reefs off the Sussex Heritage Coast, the South Downs is a biodiverse landscape.

The diverse habitat of the South Downs supports birds, plants, reptiles, amphibians, fish and small mammals, as well as our brilliant pollinators.


" The Downs...too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness. "