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Cleaning up the Afon Valley in Snowdonia

Protecting the waters of Snowdonia

Snowdonia National Park Authority's Gethin Davies takes a look at the complexities of catchment scale conservation through his work to improve water quality in the Afon Eden. #summerofbeauty

Beavers in our National Parks? Picture via unsplash

Reintroducing life into National Parks

Derek Gow, farmer ecologist and reintroduction specialist, looks at the case for reintroducing beavers and other species in our National Parks to restore the missing stanzas in the song of life. #summerofbeauty

Watching wildlife in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Watching wildlife in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

The sea around Pembrokeshire is one of the best places in Europe for marine wildlife. SAC Officer Sue Burton offers some tips on spotting some of the wild and wonderful creatures in this special National Park for our #summerofbeauty series.

Haytor by Dartmoor National Park Authority

What are environmental principles?

During the passage of the government’s key Brexit legislation there was a lot of discussion about environmental principles. But what are the environmental principles and why do they matter? ClientEarth law and policy advisor Tom West provides some answers... #summerofbeauty 

Man about Tarn by Pete May

Man about Tarn

The beauty of National Parks has inspired thousands of writers. Author Pete May explains why he's in love with the Lake District as part of our #summerofbeauty

Adonis blue butterfly. Photo credit: SDNPA

Count butterflies in the South Downs

The Big Butterfly Count needs your help with its annual survey of the nation’s butterflies. South Downs Ranger, Tim Squire tells us how you can get involved. #Summerofbeauty

Pied flycatcher in flight by Craig Jones

Capturing the pied flycatcher on camera

Wildlife photographer Craig Jones takes us through his incredible experience capturing the tiny pied flycatcher on camera in the Peak District as part of our #summerofbeauty blog series. 

Beautiful oak woodland in the Peak District

It’s time to bite the bullet for nature in National Parks

Prof Alastair Driver from Rewilding Britain says it’s time for National Parks to bite the bullet and focus much harder on the enhancement of natural beauty and wildlife #summerofbeauty

Natterjack toad by Matt Wilson

Natterjack toads – rare native to National Parks

Just two populations of this rare and elusive species are left in the New Forest National Park. Dr. Laurence Jarvis Science and Research Manager at Froglife takes a close look at this unusual toad as part of our #summerofbeauty

Rory Stewart is Minister of State for Justice and MP for Penrith and The Border

Rory Stewart MP: rewilding leaves no place for people in the Lake District

Rewilding is a hot topic and our #summerofbeauty looks at all sides of the issues. Ahead of a debate on the issue, Conservative MP Rory Stewart argues rewilding is the wrong approach for restoring nature in our National Parks.

Mountain hare by Tom Aspinall

How Community Scientists are caring for Peak District moors

Joseph Margetts from Moors for the Future Partnership takes us through the important work being done to protect willdife by the winning project of the 2017 Park Protector Award #summerofbeauty

Little whirlpool ramshorn snails by Paul Sterry Nature Photographers Ltd

Saving creatures great and small

RSPB ecologist Jane Sears takes a look at the efforts to bring two beautiful beasties Back from the Brink at Puborough Brooks in the South Downs National Park #summerofbeauty

 

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