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…