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"Bringing voluntary organisations in the UK together to protect and enhance wildlife and landscape and to further the quiet enjoyment and appreciation of the countryside."

Wildlife and Countryside Link began life as Wildlife Link in 1980. It was set up by Lord Peter Melchett, whose position in the House of Lords convinced him that better co-ordination was needed between voluntary organisations with similar core objectives.


Wildlife Link merged with Countryside Link in 1990, creating the organisation that we have today whose interests span the breadth of wildlife and countryside issues.


In July 2010, Link celebrated its 30th Anniversary with a parliamentary reception at the House of Lords, hosted by Link's Vice President, Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer.


At this reception, Link re-launched a brand new version of our review document, Making the Link, with input from right across the Link membership and from our partners and funders including the Minister for the Natural Environment and Fisheries, Richard Benyon MP.


The publication follows how member organisations, their representatives and Link staff have helped run and develop Link, not as an organisation in its own right, but as a collective, and reflects some of its many achievements over three decades.


Please contact us if you would like to receive a hard copy of Making the Link by post.


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