Current issues

We have a long history of campaigning for positive change for nature and people. You can find some current wildlife issue in Sussex below.

In this section

Cuckmere Marine Haven

The chalk coast along Cuckmere Haven and the Seven Sisters is of international environmental significance.

Our climate is changing

Human-accelerated climate change is one of the most profound environmental crises that we have ever experienced.


Information to help you take action when you're concerned about development threats to local wildlife

Center Parcs and Oldhouse Warren

Center Parcs development threat to Oldhouse Warren Ancient Woodland. We are extremely concerned about these proposals and have been urging Center Parcs to reconsider and look for an alternative, more suitable location.

Rampion 2

The next stage of RWE’s consultation on their plans to expand the Rampion Offshore Windfarm off the Sussex coast is now live and will run until the Thursday 16 September 2021.

Planning to fail wildlife?

The Government is proposing a major overhaul of the planning system and this poses a huge threat to Sussex wildlife.

Sustainable Transport

The Sussex Wildlife Trust believes there is a need to move towards truly sustainable and accessible public transport systems in Sussex

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.


The Sussex Wildlife Trust is deeply concerned about the impact that fracking could have on the species and habitats of Sussex

Ash Dieback

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

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

The State of Nature

The UK’s wildlife continues to decline according to the State of Nature 2019 report.

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.