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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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Blue Spaces, Health and Well-Being: A Psychologist’s Perspective

Published on: 14 September 2021

Mathew White, Senior Scientist at the University of Vienna, shares why protecting and enhancing our blue spaces is not only critical for nature, but for our own long-term health and mental well-being.

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Nature and the economy: how can we prosper within planetary limits?

Published on: 13 September 2021

Caroline Lucas MP and Richard Benwell write on the need for economic change to address the climate and ecological emergency.

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Driving Down Pollution From Source to Sea

Published on: 13 September 2021

The state of waterways in the UK are at an all-time low. Amy Slack, Head of Campaigns and Policy at Surfers Against Sewage, and Charles Watson, Chairman and Founder of River Action UK, set out the action we need drive down pollution & halt this decline.

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A Blueprint for Freshwater Biodiversity Recovery

Published on: 10 September 2021

Our freshwater biodiversity is in dire trouble. Stewart Clarke of National Trust, Jeremy Biggs of Freshwater Habitats Trust and Carl Sayer of UCL discuss why, and share the action required to ensure our freshwaters are flourishing, not failing.

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A freshwater recovery plan - Actions to recover England's waters and wildlife

Published on: 10 September 2021

Blueprint for Water is launching its new Vision for the freshwater environment. Ali Morse, Chair of Blueprint for Water, and Jazz Austin, Vice Chair of Blueprint for Water, discuss what this means and why action is needed, for people and for nature.

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Improving evidence use in ecological mitigation for protected species

Published on: 17 August 2021

Ecological mitigation measures are widely applied tools to reconcile development with the protection of threatened species - but less than half of the measures recommended for development are actually supported by evidence. Bronwen Hunter, PhD student at the University of Sussex, outlines the findings and recommendations from her research to improve species-based mitigation.

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