Welcome to theSussex Biodiversity PartnershipWebsite

This website is the gateway to biodiversity information in Sussex. Have a look around for:

  • Information about the Sussex Biodiversity Action Plan
  • Information about ongoing biodiversity projects
  • Biodiversity news from around the region and the UK
  • Links to organisations working for nature conservation in Sussex

The website will be regularly updated so be sure to come back soon.

Recent News

26 October 2011

A prickly Armageddon?

Michael Blencowe, Community Wildlife Officer at Sussex Wildlife Trust is calling for people to take part in a spiky, snuffling survey.

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12 October 2011

A healthy natural environment for Chailey Heritage

Sussex Community NHS Trust has started work at Chailey Heritage in East Sussex, aiming to restore the Westfield area of the site back to a natural heathland habitat.

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07 June 2011

Natural Environment White Paper Published

England’s natural environment will be better protected, restored and improved under ambitious new plans published by Defra today.

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From the Action Plan

Subtidal Sands and Gravels

Bass over subtidal sands and gravels

Sublittoral sand and gravel habitats occur in a wide variety of environments, from sheltered to highly exposed conditions. Sand and gravel sediments are the most common habitats found below the level of the lowest tide around the coast of the UK. Whilst large areas of seabed are covered by sand and gravel, this may be in very thin deposits, and the strength of currents and exposure to wave action are important determinants of the topography and stability of these habitats, as well as the communities found.

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