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A little island in the Channel...

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Where heritage...

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And wildlife...

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... are part of the same landscape.

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There's a lot to experience!

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Here, in Alderney, our Living Islands!

The funding for the Living Islands project ended at the end of December 2015. States of Alderney are now taking over the initiative and will continue to promote Alderney’s wildlife & heritage as part of Visit Alderney.

This website will stay on-line until January 2017 but we already invite you to visit Visit Alderney’s website where you will find many information about wildlife and heritage on Alderney but also about events, accommodation, special deals and many others topics.

Many thanks for your visit and your support, see you soon on Visit Alderney website!

Wildlife

Alderney has stunning wildlife, from huge seabird colonies to hundreds of different wildflowers and moths, some special mammals, and incredible marine habitats.

History

Alderney’s human history dates back to Mesolithic times, taking in Roman, Victorian and German military architecture, as well as fascinating evidence of settlement over 12,000 years.

Activities

Living Islands is a unique way of seeing an island community living in harmony with its natural and historic heritage. There’s events and guided tours going on throughout the year.

Gallery

Our collection of images of Alderney with a special emphasis on wildlife and history: fauna, flora, forts… and much more!

The project

The Living Islands programme has received significant support from Alderney’s community, which has responded positively to a programme based on promoting the island’s natural and heritage assets. Long-term economic problems persist in Alderney, reflecting the plight of many island and coastal communities across the British Isles; Living Islands is showing the way forward.

Our achievements

Alderney’s historic fortifications and variety of natural habitats are obvious attractions for new visitors.  They also inspire the local community about their island heritage.  Early successes of the programme have been at the Cambridge Battery of Fort Tourgis, and the unique WW2 German defences at Bibette Head. A programme of walks, guided tours, boat trips and even all-inclusive holidays is now established.

Sponsors

The Living Islands project is funded for two years by the States of Alderney and the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts, now extended by six months.  The ambitious programme offers significant opportunities for corporate funders to engage closely with our work.  They will be able to derive reputational benefits from their association with innovative activities that are receiving wide recognition.

Sustainability

Our island’s future depends on harnessing the value of its rich natural and historical assets to support the economy.  Tourism, and sustainable activities such as farming, fishing and renewable energy will all play a part in securing jobs, increasing incomes and reducing dependence on imported energy and food.

Recent Posts

  • Skeches from Alderney_seascapes / Credit: Peter Osborne

Sketches from Alderney by Peter Osborne

October 5, 2015
Peter Osborne is one of the 32 visitors (2 groups of 16) who came on wildlife holidays...
  • Vauville / Photo credit: Martin Batt

Avian Adventures tour report: Alderney & Normandy 4/4

August 19, 2015
Gerry Griffiths, managing director of Avian Adventures, a leading UK wildlife tour operator, reports on...
  • Swallows / Photo credit: Martin Batt

Avian Adventures tour report: Alderney & Normandy 3/4

August 19, 2015
Gerry Griffiths, managing director of Avian Adventures, a leading UK wildlife tour operator, reports on...
  • Dartford Warbler, Giffoine / Photo credit: Martin Batt

Avian Adventures tour report: Alderney & Normandy 2/4

August 19, 2015
Gerry Griffiths, managing director of Avian Adventures, a leading UK wildlife tour operator, reports on...

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