changes have been driven by large herbivores
since the inception of the
Wildland Project in 2001. An additional
350ha in the southwest of Knepp was
fenced in spring 2009. The 2km stretch of
the River Adur that crosses Knepp is to be
restored to its natural course.
bat surveys in 2003 and 2005 showed
considerable bat interest, enhanced by the
discovery that female barbastelles were
commuting from the nursery roost in The
Mens, Petworth to forage over Knepp. 10
species had been recorded, some of which
were possibly breeding on the Estate. A
needed to locate nursery roosts in and
adjacent to the river restoration site.
the main report in PDF
the Knepp Estates "Bat Hand Book"
showing the policies that the Estate carries
out when Bats are either present or suspected
to be present Click