Jersey has been awarded National Park status.
It is hoped the status will go some way to helping look after the island’s natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage.
Formerly, aspects of the island were protected under the 'Jersey Coastal National Park' banner.
Aims of a National Park are to encourage;
- public appreciation
- public understanding
- public enjoyment of natural surroundings
There are also hopes that the profile of a National Park can be used as a selling point to help boost Jersey’s tourism industry.
There will be an official, invitation only, launch event on May 3rd.