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Link Blog

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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Using pigs in conservation grazing

Published on: 26 November 2020

Andrea Parry-Jones of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust discusses the importance of native pigs in conservation grazing and land management.

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The Spending Review leaves a lot to be desired for nature and for the economy

Published on: 25 November 2020

Hannah Conway, Policy Officer at Link examines the Spending Review commitments announced today and what they mean for nature.

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We need less talk more action from UK governments on tackling whale and dolphin deaths in fishing gear

Published on: 24 November 2020

Sarah Dolman, Policy Manager at Whale and Dolphin Conservation, examines the progress made in tackling the issue of bycatch, and calls for further action to save the lives of dolphins, porpoises, and whales.

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Local Nature Recovery Strategies - an opportunity to turn warm words into meaningful action

Published on: 19 November 2020

Matt Browne, Advocacy Lead at Wildlife and Countryside Link, writes on the potential for Local Nature Recovery Strategies to recover nature - if changes to the policy are made through the Environment Bill scrutiny process.

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Leaky Loos - a water wasting scandal!

Published on: 19 November 2020

This World Toilet Day, Nathan Richardson of Waterwise reveals the growing problem with leaky loos, and discusses what can be done to address this huge waste of water.

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Ensuring a sustainable future for water

Published on: 17 November 2020

As the water clauses of the Environment Bill are debated today, Rhiannon Niven of RSPB discusses this vital opportunity to strengthen measures in the Bill, and the need for urgent action and ambition to maintain and enhance our water environment.

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Food, farming and nature – getting the right balance from our land

Published on: 16 November 2020

?RSPB's Alice Groom explores how land-sharing and land-sparing could help us to achieve vital balance between our food, farming and nature needs

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Which bees need saving?

Published on: 11 November 2020

In the light of Defra's recent Healthy Bees Plan Andrew Whitehouse, Countries Manager at Buglife – The Invertebrate Conservation Trust, looks at which bees we need to be focusing on saving

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Game changer?

Published on: 6 November 2020

Jim Foster, Conservation Director at Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust, welcomes the recent about-turn on pheasant release licensing, and discusses how to address remaining concerns over impacts on our reptiles.

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Speech by Hilary McGrady, Director General of the National Trust, at the launch of Natural England’s Nature Recovery Network Partnership

Published on: 5 November 2020

Today Hilary McGrady, Director General of National Trust, spoke at the launch of Natural England's Nature Recovery Network Partnership. Read the full speech here.

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