We must keep them – they are places of great beauty

England’s national parks are under threat. Government cuts are forcing huge land sell-offs in the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. [1]

People-powered campaigning created our national parks over 50 years ago. [2] And it can save them now. A huge public backlash could stop further cuts and force the government to protect our national parks.

Can you sign the petition calling on David Cameron to save our national parks?

The 10 national parks in England are looked after by National Park Authorities (NPAs) who are funded by central government. They’re supposed to act as custodians of these precious places – for people, wildlife and future generations. [3]

But after rounds of government cuts, in the Lake District seven iconic beauty spots are already up for sale. Stickle Tarn, described as “iconic, simply majestic” – £20,000. Baneriggs Wood, an “exceptional mature deciduous woodland” complete with red squirrels and rare birds – £110,000. [4] And in the Yorkshire Dales eight properties are now earmarked for “disposal” – including Cleatop Park and Morpeth Wood. [5]

It’ll take a huge petition to get the government to stop cutting funding to our national parks. So once you’ve signed, please forward this email to all your friends and family, and ask them to sign the “save our national parks” petition by clicking here:

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