Purposes and Duty

The statutory purposes and duty of National Parks as set out in the 1995 Environment Act

Our Statutory Purposes

  • to conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the National Park
  • to promote opportunities for public enjoyment and understanding of the special qualities of the National Park

Our Statutory Duty

  • to foster the economic and social well-being of communities living within the National Park

The Statutory Purposes and our Statutory duty form the basis of all the work we do.  It is at the heart of our long term vision for the future and is the starting point for all the strategic documents which we produce.

More about our vision and strategic documents