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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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Further and faster: the best way forward for sustainable farming and food security

Published on: 20 May 2022

Richard Benwell, CEO at Wildlife and Countryside Link, sets out the three directions we can take for the future of farming policy and how going further and faster is the best way to respond to current crises

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Biosecurity for LIFE: protecting seabirds from invasive predators

Published on: 20 May 2022

Tom Churchyard, Senior Project Manager at Biosecurity for LIFE, explains how invasive non-native species threaten UK island seabird colonies, and how Biosecurity for LIFE has been working to tackle this threat.

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Tackling the INNS in our gardens

Published on: 19 May 2022

David Smith, Social Change and Advocacy Officer at Buglife, explains how invasive non-native flatworms are threatening our native species, and shares what steps we can all take to slow the spread of invasive species in our gardens.

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Working in partnership to tackle floating pennywort

Published on: 18 May 2022

Richard Atkinson, Access and Environment Lead at British Canoeing, shares why they are working in partnership to survey, control and eradicate invasive non-native floating pennywort in our waterways.

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Recovering ‘Ratty’ - why we can’t shy away from tackling invasive American mink

Published on: 17 May 2022

Ali Morse, Water Policy Manager at The Wildlife Trusts, and Dr Merryl Gelling, Director at Spires Ecology Ltd., explain how invasive American mink are threatening Britain's most rapidly declining mammal, and share what action is needed to ensure that 'Ratty' has a future.

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The impact of INNS on trees and woodlands

Published on: 16 May 2022

Alisha Anstee, Lead Policy Advocate for Tree Health, Biosecurity & Invasives at Woodland Trust, shares how invasive non-native species threaten our native trees, and how we all have a role to play to create a safer environment for our trees to thrive into future generations.

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The Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill can deliver for nature

Published on: 10 May 2022

Carl Bunnage, Senior Policy Officer (Planning) at RSPB England and Chair of the Link Planning for Nature Advocacy Group, responds to the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill announced in today's Queens Speech.

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Environment Act targets for water must go further for nature’s recovery

Published on: 6 May 2022

Ali Morse, Water Policy Manager at The Wildlife Trusts, Nathan Richardson, Head of Strategy and Policy at Waterwise, and Daniel Johns, Managing Director at Water Resources East, share this cross-sector take on the proposed Environment Act targets for water and why they must go further for nature’s recovery.

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To level up access to nature we need to act for people as well as wildlife

Published on: 3 May 2022

Louise Hartley, Senior Programme Manager at Earthwatch Europe, tells the story of the Tiny Forest programme, and shares thoughts on inclusive solutions to level up access to nature.

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Celebrating National Parks – and ensuring they deliver more for people, nature and climate

Published on: 20 April 2022

For National Parks Fortnight and National Parks Week this April, Laura Williams, Campaigns & Communications Manager at Campaign for National Parks, explains what action is needed to protect and improve National Parks and how everyone can help.

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