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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 23.2 December 2011

The South Downs National Park

By - Robin Crane

On 12th November 2009, the Secretary of State signed the Confirmation Order which established the South Downs National Park. This was the end of an epic struggle to protect this very special area of England that began in the 1920s and was finally brought to a conclusion after a 20-year crusade by the South Downs Campaign. 

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist