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Wild ideas win latest park awards

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Around 600 holiday parks where wild ideas flourish and take root are honoured in the latest round of the David Bellamy Conservation Awards.


Announced this autumn, the 2013/14 winners from across the UK mark the 16th anniversary of the award scheme started by Britain's best-known botanist.

The awards highlight parks where successful efforts to protect the natural world produce real gains for both the environment and for holidaymakers.

Wildlife safaris, bird hides, nature trails, butterfly gardens, species-rich woodlands, and beautiful wildflower meadows are just some of the features on winning parks.

Parks wishing to enter for an award must, as part of the evaluation process, allow all environmental aspects of their business to be audited by an independent assessor.

The assessor's brief is wide ranging and includes judging how well the park works within the community to make local life more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

Examples are parks where holiday caravanners can build willow sculptures and put up bird boxes, gather herbs, join a ladybird hunt or just enjoy an interpreted nature trail.

Parks which have received the 2013/14 David Bellamy awards can be found at www.ukparks.com.

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