Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Volunteers recognised for work on butterfly conservation

    South Downs National Park

    Work by the South Downs Volunteer Ranger Service to support local butterfly populations around Winchester and Petersfield has been recognised by Hampshire & Isle of Wight branch of Butterfly Conservation. Volunteer John Walton, who volunteers at the western end of the National Park, collected the branch Conservation Award 2018 ‘in recognition of an outstanding contribution to Lepidoptera conservation’. The award is for chalk grassland management tasks that the volunteers have carried out on Butterfly Conservation reserves. The Volunteer Rangers can often be spotted on sites such as Magdalen Hill Down and Bentley Reserve where their work to conserve rare chalk

    Posted: 19 December 2018.

  • ‘A better place for nature’ – Glover Review submission

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has called for a ‘more ambitious agenda for wildlife and biodiversity’ and a ‘radical new approach to agri-environment schemes’ in its submission to the Government’s review of National Parks led by Julian Glover.

    Posted: 18 December 2018.

  • Chairman on housing and young people

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority Chairman Carl Lis has sought to highlight how the Authority is supporting local District Councils – which have responsibility for housing – and striving to help retain and attract young people in the National Park.

    Posted: 18 December 2018.

  • ‘Youth Manifesto’ adopted

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has formally committed itself to listening to young people and giving them a chance to take the lead.

    Posted: 18 December 2018.

  • Reaching out to Three Peaks walkers

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has agreed new action to reach out to Three Peaks walkers – while reaffirming that the spectacular landscape is a national treasure to be enjoyed by all. Members agreed to establish a web-based notification scheme, in which people would be encouraged to register their interest in walking the Three Peaks.

    Posted: 18 December 2018.

  • Statement from Chief Executive, Sarah Fowler: Peak District Bird of Prey Report 2018

    Peak District National Park

    This most recent report from the Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative highlights the steps forward, and some of the challenges that remain for raptors in the Peak District.

    Posted: 18 December 2018.

  • Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative highlights mixed fortunes for birds of prey in the National Park

    Peak District National Park

    Breeding success for several species of birds of prey, with reported incidents concerning a number of other raptor species within the National Park.

    Posted: 18 December 2018.

  • Cairngorms writing project set to be a real page turner

    Cairngorms National Park

    An exciting literary project for the Cairngorms National Park is set to come to life in the New… The post Cairngorms writing project set to be a real page turner appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 18 December 2018.

  • Three yellowhammers, two turtle doves and a song thrush in a blackthorn

    North York Moors National Park

    The North Yorkshire turtle dove project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is seeking land owners large and small who may be able to give the gift of improved habitat to native bird species in 2019.

    Posted: 17 December 2018.

  • Recognition for volunteer ranger’s 40 years of service

    Peak District National Park

    A volunteer ranger has received recognition for 40 years of service to the Peak District National Park.

    Posted: 14 December 2018.

  • New project could help young people make lifelong connection to nature

    North York Moors National Park

    The North York Moors National Park Authority has been given initial National Lottery support* for a grant to help encourage families and young people to learn more about nature. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant, made possible by National Lottery players, would allow the Park to double its current outreach provision, reaching more than 300 additional children over the duration of the project.

    Posted: 13 December 2018.

  • Public urged to have their say on National Parks and AONBs

    New Forest National Park

    Defra press release. The government’s call for evidence on the Designated Landscapes Review will end on Tuesday 18 December. The public have days left to have their say on what the future of England’s cherished designated landscapes will look like. In October, Environment Secretary Michael Gove and writer Julian Glover invited the public to respond […] The post Public urged to have their say on National Parks and AONBs appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 13 December 2018.

  • Rangers’ gift to local communities this Christmas

    Lake District National Park

    We’re all thinking of giving presents at this time of year and rangers from the Lake District National Park are no different. Grants of up to £2000 for each of the five areas within the National Park will be awarded to local projects over the next year, so communities are being asked to consider what they’d put on their Christmas wish list.

    Posted: 13 December 2018.

  • National Park communities benefit from more than £250,000 Section 106 funding

    South Downs National Park

    The acquisition of an old library to be used at a community facility and town council offices,  improvements to paths and the purchase of new play equipment were among 35 projects in the South Downs National Park awarded a total of £255,828.78 through S106 contributions in 2018. A S106 is a legal agreement used to mitigate the impact of new homes on the local community. In the South Downs National Park the grants are awarded by the National Park Authority who work with Parish and Town Councils and as other stakeholders within communities as they develop. Projects funded in 2018

    Posted: 13 December 2018.

  • Christmas Family Fun at Whitlingham

    Broads National Park

    Visit Whitlingham on Saturday for some festive family fun in the beautiful surroundings of the Country Park.

    Posted: 12 December 2018.