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Highly Protected Marine Areas

Highly Protected Marine Areas

An independent review led by former Fisheries Minister Richard Benyon and published on Mon 8 June, World Ocean Day 2020, is calling for the introduction of Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) in English waters. The review was commissioned on... Read More...

How Vulnerable are our Wetlands?

How Vulnerable are our Wetlands?

The east and west coasts of the Manhood Peninsula are home to vast numbers of resident and migrating birds who benefit from the fact that Chichester and Pagham harbours hold the status of Ramsar sites, as well as many other... Read More...

Independent Environmental Regulator

Independent Environmental Regulator

The Environment Bill will establish a new independent environmental watchdog, the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP).  This strong and independent body is a key part of the government’s vision to lead the world in protecting our environment and building... Read More...

Integrated Water Management

Integrated Water Management

Water and its effective management are vital to life and with better integration. There is a growing awareness of the important role of planning in joining up land use and water management. The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership... Read More...

IPCC Report: Climate Change 2021: the Physical Science Basis

IPCC Report: Climate Change 2021: the Physical Science Basis

Scientists are observing changes in the Earth's climate in every region and across the whole climate system, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report, released today.... Read More...

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

The IPCC Sixth Assessment Report assesses the impacts of climate change, looking at ecosystems, biodiversity, and human communities at global and regional levels. It also reviews vulnerabilities and the capacities and limits of the natural world and human societies... Read More...

It's getting Warmer...

It's getting Warmer...

...but the coral are alright! Worldwide, coral reefs have been badly damaged by rising sea surface temperatures. Bleaching - a process that can cause widespread coral death due to loss of the symbiotic algae that corals depend on for... Read More...

Living Light

Living Light

Living Light is an off-grid lamp powered by photosythesis. Created by Dutch designer Ermi van Oers, the lamp uses a living plant to create light and electricity, giving users light that is off grid and from a sustainable source.... Read More...

Local IFCAs

Local IFCAs

Following the passage of the Marine and Coastal Access Act, ten Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCAs) are being established round the English coast, one of which will include Sussex. Members are now being recruited to join these committees. The IFCAs will replace the existing... Read More...

Local Nature Partnerships

Local Nature Partnerships

Local Nature Partnerships (LNPs) are partnerships of a broad range of local organisations, businesses and people who aim to help bring about improvements in their local natural environment. LNPs work  strategically to help their... Read More...

Localism Act 2011

Localism Act 2011

The Government’s plans to give local communities more say about planning and development passed into law when the Localism Act received Royal Assent on 15th November 2011. The Localism Act represents the first stage of the Government’s sweeping reforms to... Read More...

Localism Bill

Localism Bill

The Localism Bill is working its way through Parliament, and has now reached the Report stage in the House of Lords. The Bill will devolve greater powers to councils and neighbourhoods and give local communities more control over housing and... Read More...

Lt Col John Q Davis 1947 - 2010

Lt Col John Q Davis 1947 - 2010

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Lt Col. John Q Davis OBE, Chichester Harbour Master and Manager, on Saturday 28th August. Ex-Royal Marine John had been harbourmaster for 12 years, responsible for both the harbour... Read More...

Marine and coastal areas linked with better health and well-being

Marine and coastal areas linked with better health and well-being

A new study suggests that exposure to coastal environments can play a significant role in boosting human health and well-being, due to the ‘therapeutic effects’ of marine and coastal landscapes. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs... Read More...

Marine Conservation Advice Packages

Marine Conservation Advice Packages

Natural England are publishing the new draft Marine Conservation Advice package for Yarmouth to Cowes Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ). The updates to existing packages in this publication round are reflected in the most recent ‘October 2023 publication updates’ document,... Read More...

Marine Conservation Zones

Marine Conservation Zones

The Marine Conservation Zone Project is a partnership project working with people who use the sea for their livelihood or leisure to identify Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). The Project area has been split into four regional MCZ projects covering... Read More...