Nature and Conservation
The peninsula contains several internationally important nature conservation areas (see wildlife page). Extensive consultation took place to examine how the environmental character of the Manhood could be enhanced by the Medmerry managed realignment scheme and how it could benefit the local population, through sensitive management of habitat and tourism. The scheme has been sucessfully completed and is now managed by the RSPB who also manage Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve.
Across the peninsula a huge ammount of work is undertaken by the Manhood Wildlife & Heritage Group to safegueard and improve the natural environment using volunteers and professionals to keep ditches and waterways clear, and protect the nationally important local water vole population. Major efforts are being taken to protect 'Ratty' and an Action Plan For Water Voles on the Manhood Peninsula has been produced to move these efforts forward between now and 2020.
Follow this link to read more about the RSPB and Medmerry
Follow this link to read more about the RSPB and Pagham Harbour Local Nature Reserve
Follow this link to read more about the Manhood Wildlife & Heritage Group