Find out what’s happening in the biosphere.
October 2023 saw the launch of the Land Use Plus project, encouraging nature-friendly farming that protects and restores rare local habitats.
As this year marks the half-way point to achieving the SDGs by 2030, we have interviewed 17 local champions to hopefully inspire children.
Over 50 volunteers signed up to be Wildflower Guardians in August 2023 as part of the Changing Chalk - Greening the Cities project. ...
Since it declared a climate and biodiversity emergency in 2018, Brighton & Hove City Council has looked to shift focus to biodiversity conservation starting from the ground up - literally.
Martin Harris of The Living Coast Board represented us at the event in Venice this month to report on progress of the Wild Park ...
The Greater Brighton Economic Board (GBEB) is awarding £10,000 to The Living Coast UNESCO Biosphere to secure its future for the next 10 years.
A new map has been unveiled featuring all 58 United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) sites in the UK. ...
With 2024 marking the 10-year anniversary of our Biosphere designation, The Living Coast is planning for the next decade.
Primary school children in Brighton & Hove have been spending time with the farming community on their doorstep, learning about nature preservation, local food and farming production, and finding out how local farmers are protecting our chalk grassland.
We were proud to showcase our unique urban biosphere to a delegation from UNESCO in July. We showed how their funding is extending our ...
From 24-27 June 2023, Depot will host its annual Climate Action! Festival, with the theme of ‘Journeys’ - our footprint on the earth.
The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, gathered representatives of the Organization’s 193 Member States this week to inform them that the United States of America has officially notified her of its decision to rejoin UNESCO in July 2023, on the basis of a concrete financing plan.
We know that there is a global ecological crisis. Though small in the context of world ecological action, the Cockshut stream restoration project is playing a small part on a local scale. The ambition is to preserve this special place, inspiring individuals and communities to engage with and protect our local river systems
Our City Our World is Brighton & Hove’s climate and sustainability programme for schools
Toad numbers in Roundhill, Brighton dropped in 2023. Local residents see climate change as the cause.
The United Nations call it the International Mother Earth Day. Find our what's happening locally and beyond and 'Invest in our planet' this Earth Day
In 2021, the Sussex Wildlife Trust, a key partner of our UNESCO biosphere, launched the ambitious and hope-filled Sussex Kelp Recovery Project. 2 years later, kelp is back, bringing along an oasis of life with it!
The Changing Chalk partnership has launched a new community grants scheme in eastern Sussex. The Changing Chalk Community Grants scheme will deliver funding to groups who can make a difference in the local area and support Changing Chalk’s overall vision of creating a sustainable future for the eastern South Downs.
One of the oldest English Elm trees in the world that was destined for the incinerator after succumbing to disease is being lovingly transformed into an amazing work of art.
A second greater mouse-eared bat has been found hibernating in disused railway tunnels in West Sussex.
A project to address local flood risk is taking shape in Ringmer...
As we look back on a busy 2022 - from launching a new landscape scale project, winning funding and welcoming the UNESCO ambassador, there has been so much to celebrate this year across our Living Coast.
This is a rare opportunity to join The Living Coast team and help shape the future of our Biosphere.
Living Coast researcher and board member, Dr Catherine Kelly of University of Brighton, talks about how nature can inspire kindness and wellbeing.
Celebrating the very first International Biosphere Day on Thursday 3 November 2022
Autumn is a time of great natural beauty. Why not go for a walk in one of our Biosphere's great woods to feast the senses?
Preparations are underway around the world to mark the very first International Day of Biosphere Regions.
Communities in the Ouse Valley are celebrating after being awarded more than £2m to help make the region a national pioneer in tackling the climate change emergency.
A new book, ‘Being in Nature’, has just been published by local environmentalists James Farrell and Lee Evans.
Council provides £50 per family to support switch to reusable wipes.
Happy birthday to Madeira Drive Green Wall – the oldest, longest green wall in Europe!
A recent survey of Waterhall Local Nature Reserve shows it’s home to a huge range of invertebrates. The reserve has also now been designated as Open Access Land. Read on to find out what this means and how you can explore this wildlife haven.
Essential flood embankment repairs beside the River Ouse during September and October 2022.
Comment on the planning application for the first phase of the restoration of Madeira Terrace, Brighton.
The Living Coast wins funding for local partnership research project.
On Tuesday 9 August The Living Coast was honoured with a visit from the UK's Permanent Ambassador to UNESCO, Laura Davies.
Whilst the temperatures have cooled slightly and we even have some rain, we are still officially in a period of drought, possibly for several more months. Here are things to do at home that can reduce your water use which will help the environment.
Jess Mead joins The Living Coast team to deliver our local Changing Chalk projects.
Brighton & Hove Wildlife Forum share what our local wildlife is doing in the summer months.
Announcing the selected artists for The Living Coast Artist Residencies 2022.
The 2022 City Nature Challenge welcomed 67,220 citizen scientists in May to the annual challenge recording local nature in cities across the globe.
Help guide the development of this exceptional site
Celebrate local producers at the Sussex Gin and Fizz festival.
Events to launch our local wilding project from 28 May - 5 June.
Help Brighton & Hove create a 100 year plan for their City Downland Estate.
The coming of Spring heralds the appearance of some of The Living Coasts most special creatures.
To celebrate Dark Skies Week artist Steve Geliot took a night time adventure across The Living Coast.
This 600m long boardwalk runs through the entire new wildlife site at Black Rock, allowing close range views of the emerging habitat
Brighton & Hove City Council has installed 6 new water fountains in the city to help reduce plastic waste and provide access to healthy, free drinking water on the go.
Does Brighton have more birds than Bristol? Cardiff more chestnuts than Coventry? Manchester more minibeasts than Middlesbrough? Help us find out by taking part in City Nature Challenge!
Help combat climate change and support wildlife at home by creating a rain garden.
New consultation open to look at key modifications to the plan.
Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority are consulting on the proposed byelaw.
Open Call for an Artist Commission: Fabrica, ONCA & The Living Coast Residency 2022
Fancy a new adventure? Find wonderful walks and explore undiscovered gems
What to look for in The Living Coast in February and March
Have your say on Brighton & Hove City Council's newest planning guidance.
Learn more and share your thoughts on the proposed new rainscape at Wild Park
Vote by 2 February to support projects bidding to the Ouse Valley CARES Community Pitch
The RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch is happening again, this weekend: 28 - 30 January 2022
Join the team delivering the Changing Chalk project across The Living Coast and wider Eastern South Downs
From Kew to Kemptown - Almost 1,000 young plants find a home on Brighton beach
Despite the challenges we all continue to face due to Covid, there has been so much to celebrate this year across The Living Coast.
Love trees, but don’t know what you’re looking at? Register to receive your free tree identification guides to help you learn about trees and connect with nature where you live, study or work
New starling observation space #StarlingsRoost launched on Brighton Pier
One of the best ways of attracting wildlife to your garden is to put in a pond, and autumn is the best time of year to do it. Brighton & Hove Wildlife Forum share with us their top tips for creating a pond.
Have your say on improving travel for everyone in a more inclusive and liveable city of Brighton & Hove
A £2.23m National Lottery Heritage Fund grant will help restore rare habitats and lost landscapes, bring history and local cultures to life and provide new experiences in the outdoors
Rising energy costs is an increasing worry for many. Brighton and Hove Energy Services Co-operative offer advice for homes and businesses.
22 September is Car Free Day which encourages people to walk, cycle or use public transport, instead of using their car for the ...
Join us for Homeward Bound Festival this October and sample the folk music and flavours, tales and traditions, natural riches and engineering ingenuity that have shaped life on this pebbly, chalk-cliffed stretch of shoreline.
Visit Brighton Museum before 3rd October and explore our interactive display on the cultural and natural heritage of The Living Coast.
Nothing sums up a Sussex summer more than watching our beautiful butterflies while they dance over the Downs, circle through our woods or flutter in our back gardens.
Next time you are on the top deck of a Brighton & Hove Bus you might catch a glimpse of the cities first bee bus stop.
Two new rapid tree planting funding opportunities for Green Space Forum members.
Brighton & Hove City Council has published details of its programme to reach carbon neutrality by 2030.
A leading expert has welcomed Lewes District Council's biodiversity strategy and called on everyone to invite wildlife into our neighbourhoods.
Fabrica and The Living Coast are delighted to announce that Anna Dumitriu has been selected for the Fabrica-Living Coast Artist Residency 2021.
Wilder Gardens is the perfect opportunity for you to green your garden, your street and your community.
Today marks the start of the UNESCO world conference on Education for Sustainable Development.
Be a low impact traveller this summer and explore the coast and countryside of The Living Coast by Bike.
People all across the Brighton & Eastern Downs have helped us learn more about the flora and fauna of our region in both urban and rural areas.
#LeaveNoTrace Brighton is a community-initiated, proactive campaign to raise awareness and promote responsible rubbish disposal on Brighton's beaches and green spaces.
The BLUE campaign was founded in 2014 by wildlife filmmaker Fergus Beeley in response to the State of Nature report published that year which showed a dramatic decline in Biodiversity in the UK. Find out how to get involved.
Today is World Water Day and this year the theme is what water means to people.
The Living Coast will host a conference and study tour.
Here’s an update on what’s been happening in the past year and things to look forward to in 2021.
A successful community project has emerged during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Here are a few suggestions for walks which you can follow on your smart phone with the biosphere.
Have you spotted one of the 30 new double decker buses yet?
Take a look through these fantastic shots from Steve Winsor taken recently on The Living Coast right below the surface within the marina.
Kim Moore hates the cold but she loves cold water swimming. She explains why.
While many might not realise it, Brighton has a rich cultural heritage with whales and dolphins (‘cetaceans’).