Wilder Horsham District

Wilder Horsham District is an innovative five-year partnership between Sussex Wildlife Trust and Horsham District Council working to deliver a Nature Recovery Network for Horsham District.

Working closely with local communities and landowners, we aim to reverse the decline in species and habitats and enrich the natural environment for all residents and visitors. This project represents an exciting working partnership between Sussex Wildlife Trust and Horsham District Council, and will help to protect and enhance wildlife at a district level. This will also contribute to the wider vision for a ‘Wilder Future’, the Wildlife Trusts’ national campaign for a UK-wide Nature Recovery Network.

The objectives of this project are to:

  1. Help wildlife thrive across the Horsham District
  2. Create networks of land that are protected and enhanced for wildlife, to allow habitats to expand and for species populations to increase which will ensure that they are resilient to change
  3. Increase awareness of actions that communities can take to improve their local natural environment and the benefits that wildlife provides 
  4. Maximise the opportunities that protecting and enhancing wildlife brings for climate change mitigation and adaptation

As the first partnership of its kind in the South East Region, we wish to demonstrate how a Nature Recovery Network can be delivered successfully. This will be achieved through the combined efforts of local people, communities and organisations who all have critical roles to play. To support local landowners and community groups wishing to be involved, funding is also available for projects that create, expand or link habitat. By working together, we can achieve the vision for a network that benefits both people and wildlife.


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