Our conservation principles

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Conservation is defined as the careful management of change. It is about revealing and sharing the significance of places and ensuring that their special qualities are protected, enhanced, understood and enjoyed by present and future generations.

We base our conservation work around six main conservation principles. These are:

Integration
Integrating the conservation of natural and cultural heritage

Change
Working with change, adapting and mitigating

Access and engagement
Benefiting society and gaining support

Skills and partnership
Developing skills and experience with others

Accountability
Recording decisions and sharing knowledge

Significance
Understanding values and spirit of place