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Invasive Signal crayfish

Tackling alien invaders under Exmoor’s dark skies

We hear from Jackie Kiberd of the River Barle Signal Crayfish project, a shortlisted project in the 2017 Park Protector Award.

Danbydale North York Moors National Park

Putting natural beauty at the heart of our future environment?

Fiona Howie argues that beauty needs to be at the forefront of the Government’s environmental agenda.

Technological answers to the challenges of conservation in National Parks

Becky Falkingham, ecologist at the National Trust, reflects on recent work in the Lake District and takes a look at the need for technological solutions to the many challenges facing the work of conservationists in National Parks.

Elliot Dowding in South Downs National Park

The South Downs – inspiration and identity for a conservationist

Young conservationist, Elliot Dowding of New Nature magazine, takes a look at how visits to South Downs inspired a lifelong passion for wildlife.

Burlington in the Lake District

Lake District World Heritage Site – the journey begins

Douglas Chalmers, from Friends of the Lake District, looks at what World Heritage Site status means for the threats and challenges being faced in the Lake District.

The ARC project shows us working together helps sustain our National Parks

Fran Southgate looks at the lessons and achievements of the ARC project, winners of the 2016 Park Protector Award.

Let’s not play politics with our National Parks, it’s time for leadership

Campaign for National Parks wants to see real political leadership to make sure that our Parks are protected and enhanced now and for future generations. With a focus on exiting the EU in the Queen’s speech, and the appointment of a Secretary of State with a reputation for reform, our chief executive, Fiona Howie, considers what it all might mean for National Parks.

Rainbows in the Brecon Beacons

The Sandford Principle mustn’t be endangered in Wales

Following the publication of the long-awaited report from the Future Landscapes Wales Working Group, Campaign for National Parks’ Policy and Research Manager, Ruth Bradshaw, explains the progress made and why the Sandford Principle cannot be compromised.

National Parks – leading the march towards a wilder future

Elliot Newton is the creative director of A Focus on Nature, a movement for young conservationists in the UK. He has blogged about why it's important for young people that National Parks are biodiverse.

Iconic places created by iconic people – our common land

Over 82% of common land in England is in a protected landscape. Julia Aglionby from the Foundation for Common Land blogs about how to secure the future of the commons.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

We're campaigning to make National Parks more beautiful. But what does that mean? We asked Douglas Chalmers from the Friends of the Lake District.

A stitch in time for Snowdonia?

Originally featured in our membership magazine, Viewpoint, John Harold from the Snowdonia Society talks about what the future holds for the National Park.

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