UK National Parks working with CLIF on National Parks Protectors Fund
The UK’s National Parks and CLIF are working together on ‘National Parks Protectors’, a scheme launched in 2019 which each year funds a series of major conservation projects taking place across five of the National Parks, as well as supporting the environmental protection of the remaining ten National Parks.
Find out more about this partnership on the National Parks UK website
CLIF has a long history of supporting environmental projects in the USA and Canada, but this is the first time the company has lent its support in the UK.
The brand, which sells a range of energy bars to support active lifestyles, is committed to running a different kind of food company and is passionate about protecting the places in which it plays and to the communities in which it lives.
CLIF’s support plays a lead role in bolstering the environmental protection programmes of the UK National Parks, which cover 9% of the land area of Great Britain and sustain a huge level of vital habitats and wildlife. CLIF also donates a range of their energy bars to each National Park.
All 15 of the UK’s National Parks benefit.
New Forest National Park – Working Woodlands Project
Enabling vital restoration and enhancement of three woodlands to increase the diversity of wildlife. The Working Woodlands project aims to bring around 120 hectares of woodlands back into active management to improve biodiversity; make woodlands more resilient to unfavourable conditions such as disease; increase the amount of habitat available for many threatened and declining species; and train 150 people in woodland management skills. The project will also increase public access to woodland, create a detailed record of the current state of unmanaged woodlands, and give advice, support and training to woodland owners.
New Forest National Park Authority Chief Executive Alison Barnes said: ‘The New Forest National Park is a world capital for wildlife with many rare species. Over 40% of private woodlands in the New Forest are unmanaged, meaning the sites aren’t generally as good for nature, people or the economy as they might be. With the help of volunteers and contractors, we’ve restored and enhanced over 130 hectares (195 football pitches) of woodland at 22 sites since 2016 and we’re already seeing wildlife thriving there. Thanks to Clif Bar’s support, we’ll be able to continue this vital work for our woodlands.’