In this section
What does the environment do for you?
We will look some of the essential services that a properly functioning environment provides for us to live our lives
The Sussex Wildlife Trust is deeply concerned about the impact that fracking could have on the species and habitats of Sussex
There is now a great scientific consensus that our climate is changing and human activity is the most likely cause. What will be the effect in Sussex?
Local Authority land disposals
Our local councils own land, managed to secure public access, conserve wildlife habitats, protect our drinking water and provide other public benefits. The Sussex Wildlife Trust is concerned for the future of this land and its natural capital if downland is sold off.
Badgers and bovine TB
The Sussex Wildlife Trust is very conscious of the hardship that bTB causes in the farming community. As livestock owners ourselves, we understand the impact of this disease and want to eliminate it. However we are convinced by the scientific evidence presented that killing badgers is not the answer
Flooding and Drought
Flooding and drought affect many people in Sussex. Sussex Wildlife Trust runs projects which help to mitigate the effects of flooding and drought. We campaign to ensure that these issues are addressed at a landscape scale.
Living Landscapes is a new way of thinking about our natural environment.
The highly destructive Chalara dieback of ash trees caused by the Chalara fraxinea fungus is a serious threat to the tree health of Great Britain
The State of Nature
It’s not too late to save nature in the UK, but we must act now to protect the future of our wildlife - that is the conclusion from a coalition of more than 50 leading wildlife and research organisations behind the State of Nature 2016 report.
EU Referendum and Sussex Wildlife
As a charity, the Sussex Wildlife Trust is politically neutral and we will never advise Sussex voters to support any political party or political campaign. However we consider it is a vital part of our duty to make available any evidence which we believe to be important in any decision making.