Turning ideas into action – Glover authors look to the future

13 November 2019

Campaign for National Parks welcomed many organisations last night to a special panel discussion with the authors of the Glover Landscapes Review. 

Nearly 80 individuals and organisations, from the National Trust to Chichester Harbour AONB, joined Campaign for National Parks yesterday [12 November] to hear from Julian Glover and panel members in the first event since publication. The discussion saw the panel, chaired by Dr Roger Clarke, put forward a positive and optimistic future for the family of England’s designated landscapes as they reflected on the proposals of the Landscapes Review.

“We were so pleased to be able to bring so many people together at this vital time for our landscapes. The climate emergency, the devastating loss of nature and the lack of access for a whole swathe of society, all require urgent responses.” said Corinne Pluchino, Chief Executive of Campaign for National Parks.

Corinne with the Glover panel

JIm Dixon, Julian Glover, Corinne Pluchino and Jake Fiennes at the event. 

Questions to the panel were received from many organisations including the RSPB, Country Land Association (CLA), YHA and the National Sheep Association. Many were interested to hear more about the panel’s proposals for reforming the governance of the National Parks, the way a diversity of visitors can be encouraged and ambitions to improve the wildlife within the National Parks.

Julian Glover, who led the Landscapes Review said: “It was brilliant to join so many people who care about making our landscapes greener, happier, healthier and open to all. I’m determined to help turn the ideas in the Landscapes Review into action and Campaign for National Park’s event was a great place to start.”

Campaign for National Parks broadly welcomed the Landscapes Review, particularly its arguments for improving ambitions for people and nature in the Parks. The charity will now seek to lead work to see such a transformative agenda implemented across the National Parks.

Corinne continued “Last night was inspiring for many reasons. I would like to thank everyone involved in making yesterday possible.”

“The determination out there to see our landscapes thrive is a great inspiration. With your support we can fight to ensure that whichever colour Government returns after the General Election in December, National Parks are given the attention that deserve.”