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We love National Parks and think they are amazing places. But we also think they should be the best they can possibly be for the future. Our blog is a space for people to share their views on issues affecting National Parks in England and Wales.

If you would like to contribute a piece, please contact info@cnp.org.uk

Please note, the opinions expressed in all our blogs are of the author, and not endorsed by Campaign for National Parks. We are hosting blogs on a variety of subjects to provoke thought and discussion about National Parks.

Evergreen Insurance - helping the environment and helping you

We hear from Dave Gardiner, founder of Evergreen Insurance, about his love for the great outdoors and why Evergreen has joined our corporate network.

Beech woodland in Northumberland

Getting trees back into National Parks

Frances Winder, conservation policy lead from Woodland Trust, tells us why National Parks must adopt a can-do attitude towards tree planting to become the woodland, tree and wildlife havens that we need. #summerofbeauty

Coral necklace by Naomi Ewald

Freshwater habitats of the New Forest

Wetlands are probably not the first thing to come to mind when you think of the New Forest – but this National Park can rival famous freshwater landscapes around the world. Becca Williamson from the Freshwater Habitats Trust explains more for #summerofbeauty

Adders - the UK's only venomous snake

European adder – a valuable contribution to Britain’s National Parks

In their second article for our #summerofbeauty, Froglife provide a guide to the UK's only venomous snake!

Should a GCSE in natural history be taught in schools?

Nature at the Heart of Education

Campaigner Mary Colwell explains her mission to inspire the next generation of naturalists. #summerofbeauty

Peregrine falcon in Malham, Yorkshire Dales

Birds of Prey in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Ian Court, wildlife officer at the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, tells us about their determination that the illegal persecution of raptors in the Dales should end so that iconic species such as the peregrine falcon and hen harrier can return to the uplands. #summerofbeauty

Ospreys of Kielder

10 years of ospreys at Kielder

Ospreys have now been stalking the fish of Kielder, on the doorstep of Northumberland National Park, for 10 years. Katy Barke of the Northumberland Wildlife Trust takes a look…. #summerofbeauty

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.

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