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Conservation Wildlife

You're one in a million!

Over a million visitors come to enjoy Hengistbury Head each year - that’s a lot of footsteps on a fragile landscape.

The rangers and volunteers manage a constant balancing act between providing access for people and protecting the landscape, wildlife and archaeology that make this place so special.

We have a fascinating range of wildlife that need our protection:

Skylark

Ground-nesting birds such as skylarks are always at risk, but are well protected from trampling in Barn Field.

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Natterjack Toads

One of Britain’s rarest creatures, but doing well here thanks to protected man-made ponds.Natterjacks-Cropped-300x203

Sand lizard

Found along the vulnerable clifftop dunes where a boardwalk has helped reduce trampling.

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Find out more about our habitat conservation work.

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