Sussex Local Nature Partnership

The purpose of the Sussex Local Nature Partnership is to work across sectors and organisations to secure the healthiest ecological system possible thereby protecting and enhancing the natural environment and all that it gives us.

This vision is the key guiding principle behind the work of the LNP, both in terms of its direct delivery and in terms of any advice it may give, the statements it makes and the positions it may hold.

The LNP has set two high-level objectives, consistent with its vision to determine the nature and trajectory of the LNP’s activities. These are:

  1. Conserve, enhance and expand Sussex’s Natural Capital.
    Growth in Natural Capital is the fundamental pre-requisite for enhancing the services provided by ecosystems and so underpins the economic and social well-being of Sussex. The LNP will promote the greening of the economy including the need to invest in nature because of the many benefits and essential services it provides.
  2. Ensure that Sussex residents share in the benefits provided by healthy, well-functioning ecosystems.
    The LNP will aim to improve the connection between people, their environment and the benefits they get form the environment. This will cover a broad spectrum of activities including health, well-being, social and economic areas.

In order to deliver growth in natural capital and share in the benefits of healthy ecosystems, the LNP will ensure that the evidence is collated to promote concepts, projects and initiatives that support the positive development of ecosystem services in Sussex. This will be shared across all sectors and audiences.


downloadable_pdf Sussex Local nature Partnership - Memorandum of Understanding (118 kB)

Ecosystem Service Evidence Workshop - 20th January 2015

Sussex and Hampshire & Isle of Wight Local Nature Partnerships and Natural England are hosting an ‘Ecoystem Service…

What are ecosystem services all about?

At a recent meeting of organisations involved in the South Downs Way Ahead – Nature Improvement Area Dr Tony Whitbread…

What do we want from The Sussex LNP?

At our October meeting the attendees told us what they did and didn’t want from a Sussex LNP. NB The paucity of comments…

The State of The South Downs National Park Report

The South Downs National Park Authority became operational in April 2010 and it is interesting to look back to see what…

Ecosystem Markets Task Force

The Natural Environment White Paper (NEWP) included the following commitment: The Government will set up a business-led Ecosystem…