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New permanent car park in Lake District National Park could set dangerous precedent

As Lake District National Park Authority decides whether to grant permission for a permanent car park in open countryside, Friends of the Lake District explain why they - like Campaign for National Parks - are opposed to the idea...

New Campaign for National Parks animation unveiled

A brand new animation has been unveiled by Campaign for National Parks to show the different ways people engage with National Parks. The new perspective animation with new music and map was created in collaboration with young city-dwellers passionate about National Parks.

Animator Sophie Marsh shares her new perspective on National Parks

Campaign for National Parks has unveiled a new animation created by young Bristol artist Sophie Marsh, showing the different ways people enjoy National Parks. We caught up with the 30-year-old to find out more...

Campaign for National Parks responds to Government's Net Zero Strategy

The release of the Government's Net Zero strategy coincided with a commitment from the UK's National Park Authorities to ensure net zero National Parks by 2045 (with net zero National Park Authorities by 2030).

Q&A with Best Phone Photo 2021 winner Simon Walkden

Simon Walkden's amazing phone photo of Hope Valley in Peak District National Park saw voted the winner of the Best Phone Photo category in the Campaign for National Parks Photography Competition 2021. We chatted to Simon to find out more...

National Parks New Perspectives scheme expanded - 10 x £1,000 bursaries up for grabs

Campaign for National Parks ‘National Parks: New Perspectives’ scheme to support the next generation of National Parks communicators expands with 10 x £1,000 bursaries now up for grabs.

Q&A with Young Photographer of the Year 2021 winner Fletcher Foot, aged 14

Fourteen-year-old Fletcher Foot's stunning image of a stonechat in New Forest National Park saw him crowned Young Photographer of the Year in the Campaign for National Parks Photography Competition 2021. We chatted to Fletcher to find out more...

National Parks: New Perspectives bursaries - pitching guidelines

Following on from a successful pre-application workshop earlier this month, we felt it would be useful to share some more pitching guidelines to help you with your application. Tom Palmer, Director of Ocean City Media, explains...

Q&A with Campaign for National Parks Photography Competition 2021 winner Shaun Davey

Photographer Shaun Davey's stunning image of sunset at Porlock Marsh in Exmoor National Park was chosen as the winner of the Campaign for National Parks Photography Competition 2021. We chatted to Shaun to find out more...

Campaign for National Parks Photography Competition 2021 - shortlisted images

Almost 100 photographs were submitted to the Campaign for National Parks Documenting Climate Change Photography Competition 2021 - here are the shortlisted images which went before the judging panel.

Documenting climate change in National Parks Photography Competition 2021 – winners revealed! 

Stark images of extreme weather, wildlife in decline and pollution were accompanied by images of hope and nature recovery in Campaign for National Parks’ Photography Competition 2021. 

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.

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