The New Forest Awakening Festival says it has effectively shared vital details about climate and nature crises.

According to organisers, the information has reached approximately 1.5 million people.

Through March, the annual event, led by the New Forest National Park Authority and various partners, offered 90 diverse programmes that engaged over 3,000 participants.

Assisted by 50 local bodies, the festival provided a variety of activities such as nature walks and talks, art and craft sessions, a regional produce roadshow, and insightful green career counselling.

Aiming to increase comprehension of the unique features of the New Forest and the challenges it confronts, the festival utilised social and mainstream media outlets to stretch its reach.

David Bence, chair of the New Forest National Park Authority, said: "It takes a Team New Forest to work together to help protect this vitally important area for wildlife. Organisations, volunteers, community groups and individuals are all taking action for nature, but there is more to be done.

"The New Forest Awakening Festival has gone from strength to strength, showing people just how special this area is, and how taking a few small steps can all add up to make a positive impact on our fragile New Forest environment."