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National Parks hold the key to tackling climate change

Campaign for National Parks has released a new 'National Parks and the Climate Emergency' report which explores the work underway to mitigate against and tackle climate change in National Parks and what more is needed. 

New Report: National Parks and the Climate Emergency

A new report by Campaign for National Parks released in June 2021 looks at the impact of the climate emergency on National Parks and explores the role they have to play in tackling this.

CNP Chief Executive speaks at Environment APPG

Campaign for National Parks Chief Executive Anita Konrad addressed Parliamentarians at the Environment APPG on 20 May 2021, highlighting the role that National Parks could, and should, play in the Green Recovery.

Motorhomes and Campervans Against Litter volunteers help keep National Parks tidy

National Parks saw notable increases in campervans with some issues around wild camping, barbecue use and litter. But one rapidly-expanding group of ethical campers has mobilised online to help tackle the problem of litter in National Parks. Abbie Silivistris, founder of Motorhomes and Campervans Against Litter tells us more...

Celebrating 70 years of Lake District National Park

Friends of the Lake District write a guest post - sharing photos from the archive - to mark Lake District National Park's 70th Birthday. The second National Park in England was designated on 9 May 1951.

Newly updated Countryside Code to protect people, property and habitats

Following a consultation in 2020, The Countryside Code was refreshed and a new version unveiled in April 2021, we asked the team at Natural England behind the relaunch about the key changes and we can ensure the messages get where they are needed. 

National Parks: New Perspectives bursaries will engage new audiences

The 'National Parks: New Perspectives' bursaries are designed to engage new audiences with National Parks - addressing a challenge reported by most National Parks in 2020. It's not about existing National Parks communicators learning a new language, but is about meeting people where they are. 

National Parks at 70: time to make them fit for the future

As the first National Park in this country (Peak District) marks its 70th anniversary, Andrew McCloy, Chair of the Peak District National Park Authority, explores what the future holds for National Parks in the UK...

Green match funding to help Campaign for National launch 'National Parks: New Perspectives' bursaries

Help us support the next generation of National Parks communicators to share their stories about, and visions for, National Parks by donating via the Big Give this week (22-29 April) - where your donation will be doubled at no extra cost to you.

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.