Species Restoration

Reintroduction is the ‘action of putting a species (animal or plant) back into a former habitat’. This species may have been lost recently, or have been absent from the landscape for decades. Most important are the “keystone species” - species that do an important ecological job. Beavers are a good example.

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Beavers in Sussex

In 2020, the Knepp Estate had a licence approved by Defra to introduce Beavers into an area of the Knepp Estate in West Sussex. The National Trust also had approval to bring back to land on the edge of the South Downs

South East Pine Marten Restoration Project

Kent Wildlife Trust and Wildwood Trust, in collaboration with Sussex Wildlife Trust, are assessing the possibility of restoring Pine Martens to the South East of England.