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 Chalk

Tompot Blenny on chalk reef

The geology of chalk cliffs frequently results in subaerial and marine erosion producing vertical cliff faces and extensive wave-cut platforms. The chalk seascape often continues below the low water mark, where subtidal sea caves and reef habitats are formed. Turbidity and exposure determine the species found, but these areas can be rich in sessile species such as sea squirts and burrowing species such as piddocks. Rare species of sponge have been found in sea caves formed in chalk.

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