We’re excited to be making a series of short films for the South Downs National Park Authority. The first two are available on YouTube, narrated by the SDNPA’s, Nick Heasman, with more to come.
HEATHLANDS celebrates some of the South Downs rarest habitat. Stretching from Storrington to Petersfield only 1% of the National Park is heathland. Incredibly fragile habitat, 95% of the world’s heathland has been lost, and 20% of what’s left is in the UK. Fragmented by development and forest encroachment, the wildlife in the small islands remaining is highly vulnerable.
CHALK GRASSLANDS the South Downs hold some of the rarest habitats in the UK. The result of forest clearing since Neolithic and Bronze age times. Grazed by sheep for centuries, they are home to a huge variety of plants and creatures. Look closely and you may find 30 to 40 species in one square metre.
Beautiful landscape and close-up images illustrating the downland landscape and wildlife, and the challenges that we face here - The Living Coast