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News for April 2017

General Election 2017
Following the general election announcement, Link has contacted all the main political parties to encourage them to include our priorities in their 2017 General Election manifestos. Our five priorities include political parties re-affirming their 2015 election manifesto commitments relating to both protecting the natural environment and ensuring high standards of animal welfare, along with maintaining existing EU protections when the UK exits the EU.

Recruiting at Link
Link is recruiting for two roles: a Marine Policy & Campaigns Manager and a Brexit Policy & Campaigns Officer. Both posts will involve working with our 47 member organisations to deliver positive outcomes for animal welfare and the natural environment. See our vacancies page for further information. The closing date for applications is 15 May 2017.

Investing in Nature
Having attended a Sustainable Finance Course for the environment sector at Oxford University, Emma Pereira is currently working on a project focussing on improving funding for conservation activities. Looking at options for sustainable, long-term investments into nature, Emma will be organising a seminar for Link members to discuss this subject. If you would like to attend or for further information, please contact Emma.

April blogs
Link published two blogs on farming issues in April. David Bowles, at the RSPCA, focussed on how trade deals could affect agriculture when the UK exits the EU, and James Bartholomeusz, at CPRE, called on Government to take a more joined up approach to farming as we say goodbye to the Common Agricultural Policy.

As much of the law protecting the environment comes from Europe, the question what does Brexit mean for wildlife trafficking? formed the basis of a blog by Mark Jones, at the Bornfree Foundation. Other areas addressed included the impact of air pollution on nature and an invitation, from the Woodland Trust, to sign the Tree Charter.

To write a blog for the Link website, please contact Sarah Bernard.

Link is on LinkedIn
Link has a presence on the professional networking site LinkedIn, which includes updates on our blogs, news alerts and job opportunities. Take a look at our page and follow us to keep up to date with our work.