The purpose of the National Park Authority is to ensure that the National Park aims, as set out in the National Parks (Scotland) act 2000, are collectively achieved in a coordinated way.
The four aims set out in the National Park (Scotland) Act 2000 are:
1. To conserve and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the area,
2. To promote sustainable use of the natural resources of the area,
3. To promote understanding and enjoyment (including enjoyment in the form of recreation) of the special qualities of the area by the public, and
4. To promote sustainable economic and social development of the area’s communities.
The Cairngorms National Park Authority was established in September 2003, the CNPA is designed to be an enabling organisation, promoting partnership working and giving leadership to all those involved in the Cairngorms.
The Park Authority does not duplicate work of other organisations, such as the enterprise agencies or Scottish Natural Heritage, but is here to ensure there is a joined-up approach to projects and initiatives that help to meet the four aims of the Park.
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