EUROPEAN NATIONAL PARKS
NPS Office of International Affairs NPS Links Europarc Federation
Association of National Park Authorities Countryside Agency Council for National Parks
National Parks in Britain differ from most European and North American National Parks in that they are not strict reserves, but areas of protected landscape (which may contain some strictly protected areas such as National Nature Reserves). Not only are there extensive agriculture and forestry, but also sometimes quite large residential areas, tourist resorts and even extractive industry such as quarries - creating conflict in terms of visual blight, noise and industrial traffic. Countrygoer.org
Who owns the National Parks? National Parks are not publicly owned land (unlike in some other countries) but, like AONBs, are a designation which confers special protection upon land within it because of its landscape quality. Naturenet
National park faces court over holiday village plan (4/24/04)
Association Country Land
and Business Association (CLA)
Countryside Alliance Rights of Way 2000
European Landowners Organization (ELO) Friends of the Countryside
Property Rights Foundation of America - Nationalization of Land — A Wake-Up Call
CONTROLLING THE BRITISH COUNTRYSIDE by Matt Ridley (PERC) see page 7
- EU farm subsidies reform can bring bigh change
Park management in Germany NPS
What is the future of Swedish national parks?
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