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New Forest Organisations

Here you will find those bodies closely associated to preserving the New Forest and keeping it special for generations to come.

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New Forest Business Partnership

The New Forest Business Partnership (NFBP) exists to improve relations between commercial organisations and local government, promoting better business-to-business relationships, build a stronger economy and bringing greater prosperity to the local community.

The Partnership acts as a forum for local business people to express their views, share their knowledge and experience, network with potential clients and suppliers, and help make changes that will benefit their business.

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New Forest National Park Authority

The New Forest is designated a national park to give this outstanding landscape the highest level of protection and to preserve it for the nation to enjoy for generations to come.

The Forest has long been recognised as a special place, thanks to its outstanding natural beauty, rich history and culture, and historic commoning system. The area is an oasis of tranquillity in the midst of the busy south of England, and its extraordinary diversity of plants and animals make it a world capital for wildlife.

We work to ensure that these special qualities are protected, and carry out our duties to:

Conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the area

Promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of the Park by the public.

Visit our website to find out the secrets of the Forest – the best places to walk and cycle, events and things to do - and how you can help care for it:

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New Forest Tourism Association

New Forest Tourism Association

New Forest Tourism Association (NFTA) was formed in 1989 to work in partnership with New Forest Disrict Council (NFDC) to promote The New Forest as a quality year-round holiday and business destination. NFTA recognises the need to preserve and protect the natural beauty of this sensitive and unique area of England and works with other agencies to ensure that visitors understand the special nature of the area.

NFTA is a trade association with members drawn from all tourism related businesses. Formed in 1989 membership has steadily grown and now exceeds 300.

NFTA works in partnership with NFDC and together jointly market The New Forest as a year-round holiday and business destination. NFTA provides an interactive forum for members with involvement at all levels.

Visit the NFTA website

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Brand New Forest

It’s a wide ranging campaign that aims to help people get the most out of the unique environment of the New Forest while, at the same time, helping them to support the local economy.

Visit the Brand New Forest website


The New Forest Trust

The New Forest is a very special place and we are determined to keep it that way. The New Forest Trust is a new organisation with one simple aim - to secure the future of The New Forest for those who live in it and for those who love it, now and in the future. We plan to do this by galvanising financial support locally and from the millions of people who visit The New Forest every year. This support will fund vital projects that cannot be funded through existing channels. Our efforts will complement and build on those of the many established organisations already working towards this shared goal. But to do all of this we need your help.

Visit The New Forest Trust website

The Forestry Commission

There is something for everyone in the New Forest. Whether you live locally and want to know more about the area you live in, or you're coming to visit us from further a field. The Forestry Commission will tell you all you need to know about the cultural history, fascinating wildlife and stunning beauty of The New Forest.

Visit the Forestry Commission website