Arundel & South Downs MP Andrew Griffith visited the RPSB Pulborough Brooks on Friday 11th June to find out more about the conservation work to preserve the Redshank, a declining species for which he has been made ‘Species Champion’.
The RSPB invited Andrew to become a ‘Species Champion’ under a scheme arranged by the Rethink Nature partnership, a group of seven wildlife organisations working together to make a difference to species conservation. The partnership includes reptiles, butterflies, and insects as well as at-risk birds. Cons
Anna Allum, a Customer Experience Manager at
The RSPB site is a Special Area of Conservation protecting
The Arun Valley has ideal conditions for breeding wader birds with its cattle grazed floodplains and extensive ditch network. Many farmers in the Valley undertake careful management of water level control and grazing to help improve the chances of nesting pairs.
“It is a privilege to have been invited to champion the Redshank. It is important to protect all our valued species and encourage their breeding by protecting and even enhancing their habitats through carefully managed programmes.
“I am incredibly grateful to Anna Allum for taking the time to show me around the Brooks site and to see where the redshank nests. I look forward to extending my knowledge about the small orange-legged waders.”