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High Brown Fritillary in the sun on a plant

Rare butterflies booming after conservation boost 

A new study by Butterfly Conservation has found that rare butterflies like the Adonis Blue are booming at our places.

Pentire Farm

Greatest opportunity in a generation for our countryside to thrive 

Our countryside has its greatest opportunity in a generation to thrive if the Government delivers on its promises to reward nature-friendly farming, says Helen Ghosh.

The Director-General of the National Trust, Dame Helen Ghosh

Helen Ghosh to step down as Director General 

Dame Helen has announced she will be leaving us in March next year. She has been our Director-General since 2012 and takes up a new position as the Master of Balliol College at Oxford University in April 2018.

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The Lake District becomes a World Heritage Site 

The Lake District has become a World Heritage Site joining iconic locations such as the Taj Mahal, the Great Barrier Reef and Grand Canyon as a place of international acclaim.

Nature

Land conservation