Our challenges

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Whether it’s the threat of climate change, the pressures of tourism or the challenge of balancing the needs of different groups, all of our National Parks face a number of difficult challenges.


A couple sitting by a tent on a snowy tor

Tourists create jobs and money for local people, but also bring traffic, erosion and other problems:

See who visits National Parks

The impacts of tourism

Be a sustainable tourist

Car-free guides

Climate change

People with spades on a footpath along a high coastal cliff

Adapting to the changing climate is one of the biggest issues facing our National Parks:

Impacts of climate change

Habitats and biodiversity


It can be challenging to manage our Parks to promote different habitats and wildlife:

Woodlands and forests

Wetlands, lakes and rivers

Meadows and grasslands



Cyclists relaxing outside a cafe hung with colourful bunting

Balancing the different interest groups in the community can be a challenge for National Park Authorities:

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