An international and national research centre for the trans-disciplinary study of national park and protected area management – developing sustainable solutions to global challenges.

Welcome to the Centre for National Parks & Protected Areas home page. We are an interdisciplinary team of academics, professors of practice, visiting & honorary fellows interested in making a difference to national park and protected area management.

We collaborate widely with those professionals seeking to manage our special places for the benefit of all.

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Our Vision

An international and national centre of research excellence for the transdisciplinary study of national park and protected area management – developing sustainable natural solutions to complex global problems

What do we do?

CNPPA operates a transdisciplinary approach, which focuses on world-class academic excellence with a global reach, the purpose of which is to inform and influence policy making, develop best practice, governance and innovation of resource use and promote knowledge transfer through high quality translational skills. It aims to attract internationally and nationally renowned academics in relevant discipline areas through conferences, fellowships, research and enterprise projects, whilst at the same time encouraging dialogue with policymakers and professional practitioners.

Upcoming events...

Angus Winchester CNPPA Public Lecture Series

Ambleside | 04/ Mar/ 2020


Angus Winchester presents 'Vikings, Statesmen and Herdwicks: history and myth in the Lake District'.


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National Landscapes for Everyone Celebrating our National Landscapes

Off-Campus | 01/ Apr/ 2020


National Landscapes for Everyone Inspiring and Celebrating Access to our National Landscapes


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Landscapes for Everyone Conference

Ambleside | 02/ Apr/ 2020


Would you like to contribute to shaping how the Glover review is put into practice?


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