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Campaign for National Parks’ photography competition 2021 – voting now open

Scenes of extreme weather, pollution and nature recovery feature in the shortlist for the People’s Choice Phone Photograph award in this year’s Campaign for National Parks Photography Competition, run in partnership with

'Now, more than ever, the nation needs its National Parks'

Campaign for National Parks' new Chief Executive Dr Rose O'Neill looks to the future as she takes the helm of the only independent charity dedicated to campaigning to protect and improve National Parks in England and Wales.

'National Parks: New Perspectives' bursaries now open for entries

Campaign for National Parks is looking for the next generation of National Park communicators to share their stories of National Parks in England and Wales as part of a 

Award-winning photographer Kieran Metcalfe on the Campaign for National Parks Photography Competition

As we get nearer the deadline for our 2021 Photography Competition (4 Oct 2021), former winner turned judge this year - Kieran Metcalfe - reflects on what the competition means to him...

Glover Review – two years on and still waiting

Today (21 Sep 2021) marks two years since the publication of Julian Glover’s Landscapes Review. Campaign for National Parks calls on the Government to urgently set out ambitious plans for National Parks and wider landscapes. 

Campaign for National Parks presents climate report to National Parks APPG

Campaign for National Parks Policy and Research Manager Ruth Bradshaw presented the 'National Parks and the Climate Emergency' report to the APPG on National Parks this week to help raise awareness among parliamentarians.

Dr Rose O’Neill appointed as new Chief Executive of Campaign for National Parks

We are pleased to announce that Dr Rose O’Neill is the new Chief Executive of Campaign for National Parks (CNP), the only independent charity dedicated to campaigning to protect and improve National Parks in England and Wales.  

Documenting Climate Change: Campaign for National Parks Photography Competition 2021 launches

Following on from the release of its National Parks and the Climate Emergency report this summer, Campaign for National Parks (CNP) has revealed the theme of its annual photography competition – documenting climate change. 

Why National Parks need more hedgerows

Hedgerows have a key role to play in National Park landscapes, providing shelter for wildlife, reducing soil erosion and improving water and air quality, including with carbon capture. Specific efforts are underway in some National Parks to increase the amount of hedgerows and protect those that already exist, but more investment is needed.

Kit Collective on removing barriers to accessing National Parks

There are many barriers to accessing National Parks and Campaign for National Parks (CNP) has been working with partners to address this over the years. We've seen some great grass-roots initiatives set up to tackle this too including the brilliant Kit Collective. Kit Collective's Anna Woolman, who also volunteers with CNP, explains...

Guide to visiting the UK's National Parks by public transport

You don't need to have access to a car to enjoy our National Parks, in fact there are a growing number of ways to experience the parks via public transport. Here, blogger Sue Cassell outlines how to visit National Parks by bus and train...

Acting on the climate emergency: the role of the National Park Authorities

Julie Martin is a Secretary of State-appointed member of Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and a Trustee of Friends of the Dales. Here, she reflects on our National Parks and the Climate Emergency report and the role of National Park Authorities...

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