We need a New Deal for Nature in protected landscapes. Protecting and restoring nature should be a top priority for national parks like the Lake District, and funding for the Lake District National Park authority should be doubled to achieve this.

Due to a lack of resources, National Parks are unable to tackle the biodiversity crisis, with just 6% of their land in England and Wales managed effectively for nature. Some Parks, such as the Lake District, are even less biodiverse than the surrounding areas.

Along with wildlife and habitats, our connection to nature and the tranquillity that people visit protected landscapes to experience is also being eroded. One example is light pollution, which research shows is increasing across Europe and the UK by around 10% every year as more lighting is installed and our built footprint expands.