A new initiative has been launched to try to save species from extinction.

West Sussex County Council has joined a national effort to protect declining habitats and animals at risk of dying out.

It involves finding out about people's experiences and observations about the county's wildlife and then using this information to develop "nature recovery strategies" for the region.

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The public can get involved by taking part in a short residents' survey.

This asks questions about how and where people connect with nature, the habitats or species they value, any changes they've noticed and any wider benefits they would like to see. 

The survey will close on June 30.

More information can be found at https://www.sussexnaturerecovery.org.uk/.

Councillor Deborah Urquhart, the council's cabinet member for environment and climate change, said: "At the heart of every local nature recovery strategy will be environmental issues that are most important to local people.

"Nature provides us with food, supports jobs and the local economy, and gives us clean air and water.

"I would like everyone to get involved in their local nature recovery strategy to help revive West Sussex's precious habitats and species through future funding and action."