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Campaign for National Parks responds to latest Landscapes Review consultation

Campaign for National Parks has submitted its response to the consultation on the Government's long-awaited response to the Landscapes Review.

Reconnecting with a special place: A hard won viewpoint of Dartmoor

As we ask you to share your story of National Parks as part of our Big Give appeal, one of our National Parks: New Perspectives bursary holders David Hill tells us more about his love of Dartmoor National Park.

People want England’s National Parks to be natural parks

The RSPB has released new research that shows people want to see more nature and wildlife in National Parks in England. RSPB Policy Officer David Hampson tells us more.

New report highlights how National Parks are delivering for the nation

With the publication of a new report National Parks: supporting people, places, climate and nature, Andrew McCloy, Chair of National Parks England and the Peak District National Park Authority, says National Parks should be loud and proud about delivering for the nation.

Levelling up access to nature big and small – the Nature for Everyone campaign

As the Nature for Everyone campaign gathers pace, Emma Clarke, Policy and Information Coordinator at Wildlife and Countryside Link, explains why access to nature should be a focus point in a levelling up agenda.

Exceptional women, exceptional landscapes - celebrating International Women's Day 2022

To mark International Women’s Day 2022, we - like our friends at New Forest National Park Authority - are celebrating the work of exceptional women in exceptional landscapes - including our own Chief Executive Dr Rose O'Neill.

Choosing language carefully - the question of second homes

As we submit our response to the Welsh Government's consultation on planning legislation and policy for second homes and short-term holiday lets, John Harold, Director, Snowdonia Society, explains why it's an important issue for National Parks.

Last chance to stop the Arundel Bypass

Despite the climate and nature emergency, National Highways is continuing to pursue plans for major roadbuilding right on the edge of the South Downs National Park.  

Celebrating 70 Years of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

In 1952, a tumultuous Leap Year that heralded a change of monarch and the abolition of wartime ID cards, the Pembrokeshire Coast became the fifth National Park to be established in the UK on 29 February, following the Peak District, the Lake District, Snowdonia and Dartmoor.

From local parks to National Parks: why we’re calling for a legal right to nature

Our Chief Executive Dr Rose O’Neill explains why we are joining with 60 nature, health, planning and equality organisations to demand ‘a legal right to nature’ in upcoming Levelling Up legislation.

National Park campaigners call for a ban on plastic tree guards

Campaign for National Parks, Friends of the Dales, Friends of the South Downs and nine other National Park Societies have joined forces to call for a ban on plastic tree guards. 

Former National Park Authority boss reveals 14 ways to empower National Parks 

As the Government releases its response to the Landscapes Review, former North York Moors Chief Executive and environmental campaigner Andy Wilson outlines 14 key changes he’d like to see...