Mammals

Bats

Less than 50 years after its discovery on our shores, the last living Greater Mouse-Eared bat in the UK, roosting near Chichester, is a sign of the need to protect our resident species from the same fate. How has our technological growth affected bat behaviour? Learn more.

Brown Hares

Once a 4 million strong population, this species currently struggles to surpass just 20% of its previous numbers. Although habitat loss plays a role, it is an escalating wildlife crime that is fiercely contributing to the hare’s 60% mortality rate each year. Learn more.

Water voles

WaterVole

The Manhood Peninsula is home to the only native wild population of water voles in West Sussex – a result of a nationwide population loss of over 95%, since 1950. Why are water voles suffering such severe population losses in the UK, compared to other European countries? Learn more.