The Living Coast Biosphere partnership is made up of a range of more than forty different voluntary, conservation, education, local government and private sector bodies.
Archeology South East, UCL
ASE undertakes commercial, research and public engagement archaeological projects across the region from their Portslade office. They are keen to create and participate in multidisciplinary projects with local partners involving the biosphere’s natural and cultural heritage.
Brighton and Hove Wildlife Forum is a place for local residents, naturalists, ecologists and wildlife groups to share expertise and co-ordinate efforts to protect and enhance biodiversity across the city. Current projects involve House Sparrows, the Black Rock development and road verges.
Big Nature – Creating habitats in the Biosphere – Inspiring a renaissance in the relationship between ourselves and local wildlife through a program of habitat restoration and biodiversity education within The Living Coast.
Dorothy Stringer School
Dorothy Stringer School – A mixed comprehensive Green Flag Eco School, leading the way on biodiversity education through habitat restoration on the school grounds. Bringing the Biosphere into the heart of the city and connecting children with the natural world.
Green Tides CIC is a network organisation of Friends and environmental volunteer groups across Adur & Worthing, all of whom work to improve and protect green and blue spaces across our area.
‘Hanover Action: towards a sustainable community’ brings people together to foster understanding of and take practical steps to promote sustainable living in our local community. We support people in taking their ideas forward in the light of the climate and ecological emergency that we face. We connect with organisations and individuals across The Living Coast region and beyond – lobbying for bold action, and greater community engagement, in responding to the climate crisis.
Lewes Town Council
We own 43 ha of downland, conserving its unique chalk grassland ecology, and support wildflower verges/wildlife corridors/tree planting. We encourage environmentally sensitive gardening at our allotments and promote Swift nesting boxes when planning applications appear suitable. We have installed Heat-pump technology in our buildings.
The National Trust manages countryside sites across The Living Coast, promoting access to the South Downs and engaging visitors in its wildlife and history. Delivering ‘Trust in Nature’, a wellbeing and mental health project and leading the ‘Changing Chalk’ National Lottery Heritage Fund project.
Sussex Community Development Association
SCDA delivers activities supporting local people to access to green, open and blue spaces for health and wellbeing, works with communities to take actions to address climate change and an active member of Sussex Local Nature Partnership focussing on access to green and open spaces for health.
Shoreham Port is trailblazing its way towards being a great example of sustainable business with its EcoPort status, goals on achieving net-zero air quality emissions in 2021 and net zero carbon emissions by 2030. Their current sustainability plan includes collaborative work with the Sussex Dolphin Project to enhance habitat restoration throughout their ‘Conservation Corridor’ that will support the connectivity of biodiversity refuges throughout the Living Coast and support of the Sussex Kelp Restoration Project through research into kelp restoration. Further successes include their commitments toward transitioning to electric vehicles, increasing renewable energy sources and improving the energy efficiency of buildings. Shoreham Port also continues their support for the local community through charitable donations and partnerships with local schools, charities and support networks.
Sussex Dolphin Project
Sussex Dolphin Project aims to inspire the local community to reconnect with the coast and protect our seas by building awareness, delivering education initiatives and driving research through a citizen science project, which adds to the organisation’s database of marine mammal sightings.
Sussex Wildlife Trust
Sussex Wildlife Trust leads on Wilder Horsham District, the Sussex Flow Initiative, Wild Coast Sussex, BHee project, Shoresearch and Seasearch. It manages six nature reserves in the Biosphere and works with communities and schools to take action for wildlife in the downs, towns, along the coast and in the sea.