None of our national parks are wild enough to withstand the shocks of the extinction crisis and climate emergency.
Whilst they comprise some of the most remote swathes of Britain and some of our most cherished landscapes, they’re not delivering for nature and biodiversity. Most have become nature-depleted, ecological shadows of what they could be – three-quarters of nature reserves in our national parks are in poor condition.
Decades old laws are hindering the ability of national parks to lead the way in tackling the nature and climate crises.
Help nature recover nationwide
We need wilder national parks that can lead the way to a healthier, more nature-rich Britain, boosting opportunities for communities and local economies.
Your voice counts. Add your name to our petition. Tell the UK Government and devolved administrations to mandate wilder national parks and restore nature on a large scale.
The Prime Minister’s pledge to protect 30% of Britain’s land and sea for nature by 2030 isn’t credible without making our national parks wilder.
We’re calling on Ministers to:
- Create core rewilding areas on public land across 10% of the national parks.
- Ensure another 50% of the parks become nature recovery areas – with a mix of habitats, wildlife corridors and land uses, and government financial support for nature-friendly agriculture.
- Modernise legislation to empower national parks to upscale their efforts for nature’s recovery.