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Campaign to protect the Cambrian Mountains in Wales

Originally proposed as a National Park back in 1965, the Cambrian Mountains remains an unprotected landscape. Momentum is building to be designated as an AONB. Lorna Brazell, Secretary of the Cambrian Mountains Society, explains.

BBQ Free New Forest campaign to rid National Park of excess fire risk

Nominated and shortlisted for our Park Protector Award 2022, the brilliant BBQ Free New Forest campaign has been leading the way in tackling the fire hazard that is disposable BBQs. New Forest National Park Authority Grants Officer Fiona Wynne explains.

Interview with Park Protector Awards 2022 winners AKA Health, Wealth & Oneness

After a brilliant Park Protector Awards ceremony in Parliament this week, we caught up with the winners of the New Perspectives award, AKA Health, Wealth & Oneness, to find out more about their work...

Interview with Park Protector Awards 2022 winners Fix the Fells

After a brilliant Park Protector Awards ceremony in Parliament this week, we caught up with the winners Fix The Fells to find out more about their work. Programme Manager Joanne Backshall explains...

Park Protector Awards 2022 - winners revealed at Westminster ceremony

Fix The Fells, AKA Health, Wealth and Oneness and Keeper of the Peak Chris Maloney revealed as winners of Park Protector Awards 2022 at Westminster ceremony.

Park Protector Awards 2022 shortlist revealed ahead of awards ceremony

Muslim hiking groups, wetlands restoration projects and a one-woman mission to cycle to all National Parks in the UK are just a few of the people and projects shortlisted in Campaign for National Parks’ Park Protector Awards 2022. 

Campaign underway to stop theme park plans in Lake District National Park

A campaign is underway to stop developers building a big adventure park in Lake District National Park, once again shining a spotlight on the need to protect National Parks from potentially damaging developments. Friends of the Lake District Planning Officer Lorayne Wall explains...

Volunteer of the Year nominee: Bob Slater - North York Moors National Park

As the vote for our Park Protector Awards 2022 Volunteer of the Year gets underway, we spoke to one of the shortlisted nominees Bob Slater from North York Moors National Park - about his work and why National Parks matter to him.

Volunteer of the Year nominee: Tony Evans - Northumberland National Park

As the vote for our Park Protector Awards 2022 Volunteer of the Year gets underway, we spoke to one of the shortlisted nominees Tony Evans from Northumberland National Park - about his work and why National Parks matter to him.

Volunteer of the Year nominee: Jack Walmsley - Snowdonia Society

As the vote for our Park Protector Awards 2022 Volunteer of the Year gets underway, we spoke to one of the shortlisted nominees Jack Walmsley, volunteer with Snowdonia Society - about his work and why National Parks matter to him.

Volunteer of the Year nominee: Rachel Thomas - Chair of The Exmoor Society

As the vote for our Park Protector Awards 2022 Volunteer of the Year gets underway, we spoke to one of the shortlisted nominees Rachel Thomas - Chair of The Exmoor Society - about her work and why National Parks matter to her.

Volunteer of the Year nominee: Chris Maloney - Keeper of the Peak

As the vote for our Park Protector Awards 2022 Volunteer of the Year gets underway, we spoke to one of the shortlisted nominees Chris Maloney - who helps protect Peak District National Park as 'Keeper of the Peak' about his work and why National Parks matter to him.

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