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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 thriving countryside for all: getting the policies right

Published on: 22 January 2020

Crispin Truman, CEO of CPRE, the countryside charity, explains how the organisation's new purpose and strategy aim to tackle the complex challenges, and make the most of opportunities, facing the countryside today and into the future

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Agriculture Bill 2020: Do good things come to those who wait?

Published on: 17 January 2020

For the organisations involved in Greener UK and Wildlife and Countryside Link, the Agriculture Bill, announced this week, is one of the most important pieces of legislation for decades. Tom Lancaster analyses the significant changes made to the bill as it returns to Parliament after a year's hiatus.

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Food choice and change

Published on: 9 January 2020

Our CEO Richard Benwell discusses the issues of choice and change in making our food greener and healthier for both consumers and our environment.

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Our farming future is key to balancing our carbon budget

Published on: 8 January 2020

Professor Tim Benton explains why helping for farmers to become 'Net Zero Heroes' is so vital to solving our nature crisis and balancing our carbon chequebook.

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Commitments we need to hear at the Oxford Farming Conferences

Published on: 7 January 2020

Following December’s election result, the Government has an unmistakable mandate to press on with its policy programme. This will bring the power to make progress where the last Parliament was mired in disagreement, but it also brings added responsibility: to tackle the climate crisis and reverse declines in wildlife, whilst simultaneously setting our farming sector on a path to prosperity.

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Get out walking this winter

Published on: 20 December 2019

Tanne Spielman, Communications Manager at the Ramblers, discusses why getting out for a winter walk can be vital for our well-being at this often stressful time of year

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A Blue Christmas

Published on: 20 December 2019

Government should use its new blue majority to make this a “blue Parliament” – by taking action to protect our seas.

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Managing land for butterflies and moths in England

Published on: 12 December 2019

Chris Corrigan discusses the most important land management measures needed to protect butterflies and moths.

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Diversity is vital in our environment and in the debate about its future

Published on: 20 November 2019

Biologist and BBC Springwatch presenter Gillian Burke explores the state of diversity in the environment sector and the need for everyone's voices to be heard on our nature crisis

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Leaky Loos - it’s going down the pan!

Published on: 19 November 2019

No one wants to waste water and certainly no one wants to waste money. But that is exactly what is happening as a result of a growing problem we have with leaky loos. Nathan Richardson from Waterwise reveals all:

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