Where nature, people and business flourish
The New Forest is one of Europe’s best sanctuaries for nature, situated in the busy south of England.
We bring together businesses, communities, charities and universities to ensure our world class environment in and around the New Forest National Park flourishes as an integral part of how we work and live.
To be a global exemplar of how our most precious landscapes can work in harmony with a thriving, economically successful community.
The Green Halo brings together organisations from across the public, private and third sectors to:
- Inspire by promoting best practice in protecting and enhancing natural capital and ecosystem services
- Encourage by developing and delivering new projects
- Support by identifying resources for projects and offering expert advice to help deliver them
- Inform by continuing to promote and publish research on ‘natural capital’, and by communicating its activities to local communities.
Why a ‘halo’?
The benefits we get from nature are not constrained by boundaries, and neither should our ambition.
The idea was born in the New Forest National Park but the partnership wants to identify, value, protect and improve our natural world across a much wider area.
This is why it includes organisations from Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Dorset and Wiltshire. But the ‘halo’ can stretch as far as we want it to.