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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.

If you have a project or another practical example you would like to add to this page please complete this form and send it to [email protected].

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.
Dorset AONB - Stepping into Nature is helping to deliver health and wellbeing benefits for Dorset’s older people, including those living with dementia and their carers.
Cranborne Chase AONB - Through a grant from their Sustainable Development Fund, they were able to finish a footpath project that had been funded by Hampshire County Council and New Forest National Park.
The Chilterns AONB - the aim of the project was to celebrate and promote the rapidly expanding Chilterns food and drink offer, developing appealing new trails, events and marketing resources.
Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership - This project is working to reconnect highly fragmented riparian habitats and working beyond the riparian corridor to benefit a range of wildlife in the Clun Catchment area.
North Pennines AONB Partnership - The Nectarworks project focusses on the enhancement, restoration and celebration of flower-rich habitats and the nectar-feeding invertebrates that depend on them.
North Devon AONB Partnership - Coastal Creatures is a 2 year, externally funded project within the AONB providing an experienced and knowledgeable ‘education and interpretation’ officer.