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Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas

An international research centre

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Our Purpose

"To enable and promote research and knowledge exchange relevant to national parks and protected areas, in ways that facilitate change by shaping policy, practice and perceptions."
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Our Creative Associates

The PLACE Collective is a community of artists engaged with issues of landscape and environmental change, primarily in rural regions. It brings artists into a wider process of research, debate and knowledge-sharing, working both within and outside academia. 

Founders: Harriet Fraser and Rob Fraser, Visiting Research Fellows. 

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Latest News & Events

Mapping Environmental Assets short course - apply by 3rd May 2024

PLACE Collective joins innovative Land Use for Net Zero (LUNZ) hub

Cumbria visitor experiences - share your story

Introducing our Advisory Board

Environmental Land Management Short Courses in Cumbria - 2024

CNPPA Newsletters

COP26 Joint Statement

Past Events


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