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World Book Day interview with children's author John Miles

To coincide with World Book Day, we interviewed children's author John Miles who has written a series of books inspired by National Parks.

Campaign for National Parks launches Park Protector Awards 2021

Campaign for National Parks has teamed up with Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust and BBC's Countryfile Magazine for the Park Protector Awards 2021.

Spotlight on jobs and apprenticeships in National Parks

As we mark National Apprenticeships Week 2021, Countryside Jobs Service (CJS) Features Editor Amy Worley explores plans to create new jobs and apprenticeships in National Parks and other landscapes... 

In challenging times nature close to home can lend a hand

As we find ourselves in another lockdown, Professor of Human Factors and Nature Connectedness at University of Derby Miles Richardson explains how we can connect with nature from our homes - and why it is so important.

Read Campaign for National Parks' article in The House magazine

An article by Campaign for National Parks entitled 'National Parks have a key role to play in a Green Recovery' features alongside an interview with The Rt Hon George Eustice Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The role of National Parks in a Green Recovery

Campaign for National Parks has welcomed the Government's recent announcements to 'build back greener' with the creation of new protected landscapes and a series of other measures; but says more is needed to ensure that National Parks can realise their potential as key players in a green recovery. 

Road building and National Parks: from the South Downs to the Peak District

Plans are afoot for a new road in the Peak District which could pave the way for further road building in the National Park. Campaigner Anne Robinson is worried that this could set a dangerous precedent for National Parks...

A year on from the publication of Glover's Landscapes Review, we urge the Government to publish its response

Together with some of our key NGO partners, we urge the Rt Hon George Eustice MP, Secretary of State for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, to publish his response to Julian Glover’s Landscapes Review.

Dartmoor National Park by Andrew Sweeney

Ensuring National Parks benefit from planning reforms

Our Policy and Research Manager Ruth Bradshaw writes about the Government's planning system reform, which shows a worrying lack of reference to National Parks.

Seaweed mats resulting from nitrate run-off - photo by Sue Burton

All the streams flow into the sea

Sue Burton, officer for the Pembrokeshire Marine Special Area of Conservation, writes about marine pollution and the citizen science project SWEPT, which won CNP's Park Protector Award in 2019.

Why are our National Parks full of rubbish?

Andrew McCloy says the increase in littering post-covid is a blight on National Park landscapes and on us as a society - and needs tackling seriously.

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