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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.

Discover these incredible habitats and what makes them so unique.


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