Campaign for National Parks

Save our National Parks: Share your Story

Our National Parks have been there for us at our time of need, now we must stand up for them. Join our campaign to make these landscapes wilder, climate resilient & welcoming to everyone. Share your story to help inspire the Government to give National Parks the protection and investment they need.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2022 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2022

Registered Charity in England and Wales (295336)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£8,968

Donations

74

Championed by The Big Give Trust

    Categories

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Take a trip in our National Parks, from the peaks of Snowdonia to the glades of the New Forest, and you can't help but feel awestruck, landscapes good for body and the soul. But the truth is National Parks are under huge strain: from climate change, new roads and industrial development. Wildlife is in deep decline, many people can't access them and the traditions that shaped these places over centuries are under threat. Critically, Government protections are out-dated, unable to address this.

Solution

Millions of people enjoy our National Parks every year. By sharing their stories, we will show why it is so important that we protect these places - green treasures worth investing in. Showing how National Parks change people's lives - from a range of different backgrounds and perspectives - will inspire individuals to enjoy and protect them and encourage Government to prioritise National Park protections and make powers stronger for nature, climate and communities.

  • “The leadership shown by your organisation is commendable, campaigning tirelessly to protect and improve the National Parks of England and Wales and leave a positive legacy for future generations.”

    — The Rt Hon Lord Benyon

  • "I hadn't realised that it was they who were responsible for creation of our National Parks in the 1930s, or how tirelessly they work to promote and protect the parks we now have. It was only due to their profile and connections that my image received the coverage that it did."

    — Kieran Metcalfe, winner of Campaign for National Parks’ photography competition

  • “We are quite emotional about our win because the past year has been very challenging. Safer Lakes is something we’re really proud of. I’m confident that it is the future way of working as us, and it provides a template. If you make it about the people, you protect the place."

    — Tony Watson, Head of Visitor Services and Communications at Lake District National Park Authority