The Manhood Wildlife and Heritage Group has been an active charity for over 20 years. We aim to engage people, of all ages and abilities, in action for wildlife and heritage, in order to preserve the diversity of nature and unique character of the Manhood Peninsula, below Chichester.
The Group undertakes a wide range of volunteer led projects to combat environmental issues and celebrate local history. These projects are made possible thanks to our dedicated volunteers and we always welcome new people to get involved with our work.
GETTING TO GRIPS: Wetland management for people and wildlife
The Manhood Wildlife and Heritage Group (MWHG) encourages people to look after their local environment and heritage. Members care for the various habitats across the Manhood Peninsula where wildlife can flourish. Some of the sites managed by our volunteers may be home to rare species, others help form a network of rich and diverse habitats. These range from rural rifes or ditches to urban parks and our own backyards.
Volunteers participate in fieldwork, conservation projects, or the development of initiatives
to help wildlife adapt to climate change – all helping to safeguard the unique qualities of the Manhood Peninsula for the future.
England’s most endangered mammal – the water vole – lives in the network of wetlands and forms a regionally important population on the peninsula. They are fully protected by law. The group has a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) project which has established a Vole Patrol, runs courses and carries out surveys.
The Manhood Wildlife and Heritage Group (MWHG) is a registered charity (No 1147335) and a company limited by guarantee (No 07629112).