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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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The importance of species’ status data in developing strategies and plans

Published on: 11 August 2020

Fiona Burns, Senior Conservation Scientist at the RSPB’s Centre for Conservation Science reflects on the vital importance of species monitoring and recording.


The Environment Bill: Importance of Information

Published on: 10 August 2020

Jo Judge, CEO of the National Biodiversity Network, starts off Link's environmental information week with a blog on the need for high quality environmental data to underpin the recovery of nature.?


A National Nature Service

Published on: 10 August 2020

Richard Benwell, CEO at Wildlife and Countryside Link, explains why a National Nature Service makes economic and environmental sense


Planning for nature: can zonal planning deliver the 25 Year Environment Plan?

Published on: 7 August 2020

Richard Benwell, CEO at Wildlife and Countryside Link, reflects on the Governments proposals for planning reform


The first starling - we can all play our part in protecting nature

Published on: 31 July 2020

James Benwell, Trainee Conservation Officer with the Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country, reflects on how actions of a single individual can create a lasting legacy for nature and people.


The EU gets tough on dolphin deaths

Published on: 30 July 2020

The EU Commission is getting tough on dolphin deaths after successful campaigning from WDC and EU NGOs


The England Tree Strategy – a new start?

Published on: 29 July 2020

Matt Browne, Advocacy Lead at Wildlife and Countryside Link, reports on the recent Link webinar on the England Tree Strategy.


Riskier Business

Published on: 10 July 2020

Colleagues from RSPB and WWF-UK investigate the need for urgent action for the UK to reduce its global impact.


Resilience and Hope

Published on: 9 July 2020

Andy Lester from A Rocha UK, reflects on the resilience of nature and the glimmers of hope for the future that can be found in the strangest of places