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North York Moors National Park

Fracking remains a serious threat to National Parks in England

Campaign for National Parks wants the Westminster Government to reflect on the strides forward made by the Scottish Government to ensure fracking will not threaten the future of National Parks.

Danbydale North York Moors National Park

Putting natural beauty at the heart of our future environment?

Fiona Howie argues that beauty needs to be at the forefront of the Government’s environmental agenda.

Technological answers to the challenges of conservation in National Parks

Becky Falkingham, ecologist at the National Trust, reflects on recent work in the Lake District and takes a look at the need for technological solutions to the many challenges facing the work of conservationists in National Parks.

Shortlist for 2017 Park Protector Award revealed

Campaign for National Parks’ Park Protector Award has shortlisted five projects for their outstanding contribution to the UK’s National Parks. 

Elliot Dowding in South Downs National Park

The South Downs – inspiration and identity for a conservationist

Young conservationist, Elliot Dowding of New Nature magazine, takes a look at how visits to South Downs inspired a lifelong passion for wildlife.

Improving existing roads must be prioritised over new roads says Campaign for National Parks

Campaign for National Parks has worked with 16 partners, led by the Campaign for Better Transport to urge the Government to make improving existing roads a priority over building new ones.

Burlington in the Lake District

Lake District World Heritage Site – the journey begins

Douglas Chalmers, from Friends of the Lake District, looks at what World Heritage Site status means for the threats and challenges being faced in the Lake District.

The ARC project shows us working together helps sustain our National Parks

Fran Southgate looks at the lessons and achievements of the ARC project, winners of the 2016 Park Protector Award.

Swirral Edge Lake District National Park

Lake District National Parks listing as a World Heritage Site welcomed by Campaign for National Parks

Campaign for National Parks welcomes the decision to designate the Lake District National Park a World Heritage Site.

Let’s not play politics with our National Parks, it’s time for leadership

Campaign for National Parks wants to see real political leadership to make sure that our Parks are protected and enhanced now and for future generations. With a focus on exiting the EU in the Queen’s speech, and the appointment of a Secretary of State with a reputation for reform, our chief executive, Fiona Howie, considers what it all might mean for National Parks.

Launch of 2017 Park Protector Award

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Park Protector Award - celebrating the hard work across our National Parks

Rainbows in the Brecon Beacons

The Sandford Principle mustn’t be endangered in Wales

Following the publication of the long-awaited report from the Future Landscapes Wales Working Group, Campaign for National Parks’ Policy and Research Manager, Ruth Bradshaw, explains the progress made and why the Sandford Principle cannot be compromised.

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