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A designated urban biosphere reserve, The Living Coast stretches between Newhaven and Shoreham-by-Sea in Sussex. From the grassy South Downs down to the chalk-and-shingle coast and city streets, it embraces everyone and everything that lives within this area and makes life here possible.

UNESCO biospheres are areas with significant natural value, created to help us learn how to balance what people and nature need to flourish. If you live, work or visit this region, you are part of The Living Coast and can be a part of creating an environment that we can all enjoy now and in the future.

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Join us for the launch of Wilding Waterhall

Join us for the launch of Wilding Waterhall

Events to launch our local wilding project from 28 May - 5 June.

Comment on Brighton & Hove’s Plan for their City Downland Estate

Comment on Brighton & Hove’s Plan for their City Downland Estate

Help Brighton & Hove create a 100 year plan for their City Downland Estate.

Amphibians and reptiles of The Living Coast

Amphibians and reptiles of The Living Coast

The coming of Spring heralds the appearance of some of The Living Coasts most special creatures.

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Sussex Willow Coffins
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Sussex Willow Coffins

Sussex Willow Coffins create hand crafted coffins with a low environmental impact being made from 100% natural materials and hand woven at their small workshop in the heart of Sussex.

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Photo by Liz Finlayson/Vervate The Living Coast, the Brighton & Lewes Downs UNESCO Biosphere Region includes land and sea from Shoreham to Newhaven.  Shoreham Beach Sea Swimmers

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