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 successfully completed and is now managed by the RSPB who also manage Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve.
Across the peninsula a huge amount of work is undertaken by the Manhood Wildlife & Heritage Group (MWHG) to safeguard and improve the natural environment. Major efforts have been taken to protect the nationally important local water vole population using volunteers and professionals to keep ditches and waterways clear, to ensure 'Ratty' has a good home.
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