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AONBs are dynamic, living landscapes that underpin the economy and the health and wellbeing of the UK. They are outstanding landscapes which provide a range of benefits for both people and wildlife.
The listings below include practical examples of what the AONB Partnerships and Conservation Boards are doing to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to take advantage of everything AONBs have to offer, whilst also learning how to enjoy and look after them.

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Shropshire Hills AONB - The project delivered a programme of one year, multi-skill traineeships for young people, to help them pursue careers in conservation or land management.
North Pennines AONB - The initiative is part of an international programme to protect dark skies initiated by the International Dark Skies Association.
Wye Valley AONB Partnership - MindSCAPE aims to improve the metal and physical health of people diagnosed with early onset dementia and their carers by reducing social isolation and helping them to reconnect with the natural environment.
Wye Valley AONB Partnership - Significant consolidation works were completed on St James’ Church, Lancaut which is a Listed Building and part of a Scheduled Monument.
Dorset AONB - Dorset Food & Drink is a membership organisation with a trademarked brand representing Dorset's food and drink business community bringing a strong and vibrant sector together under one banner.
East Devon AONB - Developing relationships with local businesses to promote the East Devon Way and hinterland of the AONB through their AONB Ambassador Scheme as part of a sustainable tourism project.
Cranborne Chase AONB - Cranborne Chase Cider, an on-farm diversification project was set up with a grant from the AONB's Sustainable Development Fund.
Lincolnshire Wolds AONB Partnership - The Annual Festival comprises a programme of events run over two weeks during May to June and offers upwards of 100 walks each year and attracts between 4,000-5,000 participants.
Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB - This project introduced conservation holidays to the Suffolk coast, as part of a programme to increase the economic and conservation benefits in this rural area through positive eco-tourism.