Chalk Grassland Appeal

We need your help to protect chalk grassland in Sussex – one of the most endangered habitats in the whole of Britain.

Bumblebees, butterflies and wild flowers are fighting for survival as a direct result of the devastating loss of chalk grassland.

This habitat is the European equivalent of a tropical rainforest as it can support 40 different species in just one square metre. - and it’s vanishing fast, with serious consequences for a whole host of wildlife.

The decline started after World War II due to intensive agriculture, abandonment and housing development. Some of the last remaining concentrations of chalk grassland are found in Sussex, and today we need your help to save it.

Lowland chalk grassland is a vital habitat for a diverse plant community supporting beautiful butterflies, wild flowers, fascinating insects, mammals and birds - all the things that make a walk in the countryside such a pleasure and uplifting experience.

Whatever you can give, please send your gift today. With your help we will have a chance to protect vital chalk grassland habitat.

Your donation could help us improve habitat on our nature reserves at Levin Down, Ditchling Beacon, Seaford Head, Malling Down or Southerham.