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ReNaturing the South Downs

The South Downs National Park is home to some incredibly beautiful and rare habitats and wildlife. 

Since it came into being, the National Park Authority has worked with local partners to deliver ambitious projects, bringing together land managers, conservationists, planners and volunteers to conserve and enhance the landscape.

These partnerships have not only restored habitats and reintroduced keystone species but have also helped people better understand the history of the South Downs and the special role people have played in its changing character.

Currently 25% of the South Downs National Park is managed for nature. Together, with the South Downs National Park Authority, we want to increase this to 33% by 2030!

That’s an extra 13,000 hectares, the equivalent of around 21,000 new football pitches.

But, we don’t want to stop there!

We want to ensure that there really is nature everywhere, and so we want the remaining 67% to be nature friendly.

Using our experience and best practice from previous projects, we will support those projects that will help us reach 33% of land for nature by 2030.

We are going to be working with farmers, communities, local authorities and other partners to make this happen.

Together we can create a nature network spreading across the South Downs National Park making this an even better place for nature and people, where wildlife can flourish, habitats thrive and where everyone can experience nature and wildlife at their best.

Simply put, we want nature everywhere, for everyone.

We cannot do it without your help.

Can you donate to help nature to #ReNature?

We need to raise £100million to achieve our ambitions to support both large and small nature recovery projects across the National Park, both on farmland but also in communities.

the logo for the ReNature campaign in South Downs National Park

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