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Conserving An Icon

Funding from our players has helped the National Trust to preserve the future of the White Cliffs of Dover
Fiona Phillips chats with Chris Doolan from the National Trust at the White Cliffs of Dover

People's Postcode Lottery Ambassador Fiona Phillips recently visited the White Cliffs of Dover to see the impact the work the National Trust is having on conserving the iconic site.

Part of the coastline, including the cliffs, was bought by the National Trust which has received over £2.2 Million in funding from our players.

Hundreds of thousands of people visit every year to see the magnificent landscape and take in the views.

Managing The Landscape

The ongoing erosion of the chalk cliffs, which keeps them famously white, is also the reason the charity's work has been crucial in recent years.

Funding from our players has helped the National Trust to secure the additional 170 acres of land that extends back from the cliffs, ensuring they can continue to manage the area as the cliff line retreats.

The charity aims to ensure the coastal path will remain open to the public so that the White Cliffs of Dover can continue to be enjoyed by future generations.

The vital work being undertaken on the purchased land is now being managed in a way that encourages both flora and fauna to thrive. Since the planting of wildflowers and indigenous crops, birdwatchers in the area have reported a huge increase in wildlife from bees to butterflies and native species of birds that haven't been seen in the area for years. Sightings include corn buntings, skylarks and green hairstreak butterflies.

Fiona has praised the Trust's efforts. She said, "The White Cliffs of Dover is such a special place - it's been fantastic to visit such an iconic British landscape. The efforts to protect wildlife here are so important and it's wonderful to see the conservation project in action and to hear the songbirds singing in the fields again, thanks to funds raised by players of People's Postcode Lottery."

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Published: 30/10/2019

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