National Landscapes – what to expect for the future of National Parks and AONBs

Over the weekend the keenly anticipated Landscapes Review was published, led by Julian Glover. Here Public Policy Officer, Karina Russell, reflects upon its findings and recommendations. Back in May last year, Michael Gove commissioned Julian Glover to review England’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). It’s now been published and aims to…

Why do we need conservation covenants?

As I write, I’m looking out of my home office window and up at the rolling Malvern Hills. I grew up in this part of the world, learning how the hills inspired the likes of Edward Elgar, J R R Tolkein and C S Lewis. A couple of evenings ago I saw a wheatear, on…

Net Zero by 2050 commitment – our reaction

Reacting to the news that that the UK Government has committed to enshrining in law a commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, Patrick Begg, Outdoors and Natural Resourced Director at the National Trust, said: “It’s great that the Government has committed to setting a date for net zero emissions. One of the things…