Local wildlife

Help Our Kelp

Sir David Attenborough is backing a pioneering campaign to restore a vast underwater kelp forest off the Sussex coast. Historically, Kelp was abundant along the West Sussex coastline, but this important habitat has diminished over time.

Sussex Wildlife Trust is delighted to have just been awarded a grant by the National Lottery Heritage Fund for our Wild Coast Sussex Project The project will inspire Sussex communities to care for the marine environment & enable them to protect their local coast and sea. To find our more and get involved take a look at their website.

Knepp Rewilded

Knepp is a 3,500 acre estate just south of Horsham, West Sussex. Since 2001, the land – once intensively farmed – has been devoted to a pioneering rewilding project.

Kneppflix includes snapshot videos from the rewilding project.

Laughton Greenwood

Laughton Greenwood (formerly Vert Woods Community Woodland) is 171 acres of mixed woodland, near Lewes in East Sussex. Since Autumn 2015, the woods have been managed on behalf of the community. This short film about Vert Woods specifically highlights “Ancient Woodland Coming Alive Again” and celebrates their achievements.

Check out their website to learn more and get involved. Laughton Greenwood is managed by a Community Benefit Society which is currently seeking new members for its Management Committee and other volunteers to support its work. Contact [email protected] to find out more.