Westbourne Locals Launch Campaign To Save Wildlife - The Directory Group

Westbourne locals launch campaign to save wildlife

Westbourne locals launch campaign to save wildlife

Locals from Westbourne, West Sussex haves launched a new campaign to save the areas wildlife habitats and endangered creatures. The campaign, called Westbourne Wildlife Watch, requires residents to log any sightings of wildlife online.

These sightings are so important because if there’s evidence that an area is home to important species, it has a better chance of being protected. This should provide evidence that local green spaces should be preserved.

Endangered creatures are the most crucial to report, but people can also log more common ones, as they’re under threat too. Its so quick and easy to do!

The main area that they are focusing on is a local beauty spot which links the South Downs National Park and the coast. This area is known to locals as a ‘wildlife corridor’.

Chichester District Council is proposing to give the area special recognition, so it can be a haven where animals can move, migrate and thrive.

Greening Westbourne secretary Martin Yallop said: “Wildlife all over the UK is threatened by development, intensive farming, pollution and climate change.

“We’re trying to do our bit locally to make a difference”.

More information about the campaign, and how to identify animals, is available by searching Greening Westbourne or going to e-voice.org.uk/greening-westbourne/.

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