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Hundreds join royal picnic in Exmoor

Hundreds joined the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall  in celebrating the 70th anniversary of National Parks

Prince Charles attends celebrations in Exmoor. Photo: Exmoor National Park Authority

The Prince of Wales: National Parks are every bit as important as 70 years ago

His Royal Highness Prince Charles provides a foreword on the importance of the National Parks as part of celebrations of their 70th anniversary.

Glover review interim update - Campaign for National Parks reacts

Campaign for National Parks reacts to the interim findings of the Glover review of England's designated landscapes.

Spring 2018 - News from Around the Parks

Read the news from National Park Societies and Authorities for the winter-spring 2019

SWEPT wins the Park Protector Award

Outstanding achievement of National Park projects celebrated at a time of crisis in our countryside

Pembrokeshire Coast and Yorkshire Dales projects win big at Park Protector & Year of Green Action Awards

People making our glorious countryside a better place celebrated in national awards

The shortlist for the Park Protector and Year of Green Action Awards are announced

Study shows consensus between farmers and conservationists

A new study from Wildlife and Countryside Link shows English farmers recognise the need to prioritise environmental in policy

By LJ Watson

Celebrate 70th anniversary of National Parks with Big Picnic in Exmoor

A special ‘Big Picnic’ for all those who love National Parks is being held in Exmoor National Park on Wednesday 17th July to celebrate 70 years since the 1949 Act of Parliament that gave rise to the UK’s 15 National Parks.

National Parks are well placed to reverse declines in nature

Fight back for nature must start in National Parks

The charity for National Parks has today urged Government to begin the fightback for nature with an ambitious agenda for England and Wales’ 13 National Parks.

 

Celebrities speak out to get more school kids in our National Parks

Gordon Buchanan joins Bill Bryson, Emma Bridgewater and others in National Parks fight

The names, including Bill Bryson, Carol Vorderman and Caroline Quentin are demanding action from Government to more than double the number of school children visiting the National Parks each year.

Bill Bryson, Carol Vorderman, Caroline Quentin and others demand: double the number of school children visiting National Parks!

Over 60,000 school children visit the National Parks each year and the Government has long promised increases to this number. Celebrities, led by a coalition of five charities, have now demanded urgent action to more than double the number of school children who get to visit the National Parks each year.

Park Protector and Year of Green Action awards seek out projects making a difference

Campaign for National Parks has joined forces with the Government’s Year of Green Action to seek out the very best projects making a difference in the National Parks.

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