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Tributes paid to National Parks campaigner and former CNP Vice-President Lord Judd

Campaign for National Parks pays tribute to its former Vice-President and ally Lord Judd who died on 17 April 2021 aged 86 after a lifetime campaigning for National Parks and social justice as an MP, life peer and in voluntary roles with CNP and Friends of the Lake District.

Reflecting on 70 years of Peak District National Park

As Peak District National Park turns 70 on 17 April 2021, CPRE Peak District & South Yorkshire's Dr Andy Tickle explores the history of the first National Park in Britain and explores whether it might be time to 'push the boundaries'...

Park Protector Awards 2021 - winners revealed!

Safer Lakes won the Park Protector Award 2021, with Moors for the Future Partnership and Be Wild Buckfastleigh winning runners-up prizes and volunteer woodland warden Rod Gentry named as Volunteer of the Year.

International Women's Day 2021: The role of women in National Parks

Today is International Women's Day and we wanted to mark it by celebrating inspirational women from the world of National Parks. Women have played - and continue to play - an integral role in National Parks across the world. As staff, volunteers and campaigners, as advocates, ambassadors and leaders.

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...