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The Link Blog is a space for members, and others, to express their views about the natural environment.

It includes our year plan and Agriculture Bill series, as well as our Blueprint for Water focused blogs.

If you would like to contribute a blog, please contact Emma Adler..


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A Natural Health Service for Captain Sir Tom

Published on: 4 March 2021

A Natural Health Service for Captain Sir Tom

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#StateofNature: join the fight to stop the destruction of nature by 2030

Published on: 28 February 2021

Sign the petition for a target in law to stop nature's decline by 2030

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What is Beauty?

Published on: 25 February 2021

The RSPB’s Carl Bunnage and Vice-Chair of the Land Use Planning Group reflects on the concept of beauty and why it is critical that proposed revisions to national planning policy including the introduction of a National Model Design Code must place nature at the heart of delivering beautiful places.

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Ending dolphin, porpoise and whale deaths in UK fishing gear

Published on: 23 February 2021

Sarah Dolman, End Bycatch programme lead at WDC, writes about the new 'Goodbye Bycatch’ campaign to end the deaths of dolphins, porpoise and whale deaths in UK fishing gear.

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Natural flood management in future farming schemes – lessons from the Yorkshire Dales

Published on: 17 February 2021

Dr Stewart Clarke of National Trust, Dr Janet Richardson of iCASP and Dr Jennifer Armstrong of iCASP share the lessons learnt from their work on natural flood management with farmers in the Yorkshire Dales.

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The Year of the Ox: Reforming live animal transportation

Published on: 12 February 2021

Emily Wilson, Head of Campaigns at FOUR PAWS UK and Vice-Chair of the Link Animal Welfare Group, writes on the opportunity to end the live export of animals for slaughter or fattening, and the need to also secure reforms to transportation standards within the UK.

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Protecting our seabirds, from the seabed up

Published on: 9 February 2021

RSPB's Gareth Cunningham reports on encouraging progress in the fight to recover vulnerable seabird populations in the North Sea.

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Nature is Not a Free Good

Published on: 2 February 2021

Dominic Jermey, Director General at ZSL, discusses how the Dasgupta Review could be the catalyst for transformative change for global economic policy and practice, and for nature.

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Changing minds and money

Published on: 1 February 2021

Hannah Conway, Policy Officer at Wildlife and Countryside Link, writes on the shift in economic thinking around the true value of nature ahead of the publication of the Dasgupta Review on the 'Economics of Biodiversity'.

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2021: The year of the hare

Published on: 29 January 2021

Matt Browne, Advocacy Lead at Wildlife and Countryside Link, writes on the opportunity to recover brown hare populations - and to rediscover an ancient symbol of hope.

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