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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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What do we want from our seas in 25 years and beyond?

Published on: 29 January 2018

The phenomenon that is Brexit requires all of us to defend and implement what we have, whilst simultaneously thinking in big picture terms about the kind of future we want. It is undoubtedly a period of great potential risk and reward, with much at stake and much to play for.


The Environment Plan: a green signpost at Brexit crossroads.

Published on: 11 January 2018

The Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan includes a Parliament’s worth of promises. Together, they amount to a brilliant green signpost toward a greener future.


Why we must enhance England’s landscapes

Published on: 9 November 2017

Some of my fondest childhood memories are of brisk walks across Dartmoor, panting after running up the highest hill, only for the expansive views to further take my breath away. A landscape with the power to invoke such emotional and sentimental responses is worth protecting. The 25-Year Environment Plan must contain measures to do this.


An environment for success

Published on: 11 October 2017

With the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan on the way, WWT is launching a new campaign for the policies the plan needs to succeed: email your MP here. It’s #TimeToBeHeard.


Mr Gove, sound the starting gun for an environmental race to the top

Published on: 4 July 2017

The UK Government’s renewed commitment to produce an ambitious 25 year plan to restore our environment for future generations could be the start of a race to the top- leading the world in environmental protection.


Land is not a disposable asset

Published on: 9 March 2017

Land is a vital resource – all our activity is literally built on it. We depend on it for the food we eat, the water we drink, the energy we make, to build our houses, offices and roads, and our recreation - for mental and physical refreshment. Yet we seem to take it for granted.


Pondering the next 25 years for nature as I turn 25

Published on: 13 February 2017

I turn 25 this year, providing timely impetus to consider how the UK’s environment may change over the next quarter-century and how we can ensure that change is for the better.


The 25 Year Plan must protect National Parks

Published on: 12 December 2016

The UK’s first National Parks were created in the 1940s as part of the same post-war drive to improve the nation’s well-being that also saw the establishment of the NHS and the extension of the welfare state. Now, nearly seven decades later, they cover nearly 10% of England and are enjoyed by tens of millions of visitors every year.


Green growth: an economy that works for everyone

Published on: 29 November 2016

Last week’s Autumn Statement was the Chancellor’s first and last. The Government has announced that in future the Budget Statement will take place in Autumn and there will be a “Spring Statement” to respond to economic forecasts. This marks the end of an old way of working. At WWT, we hope this will be a chance for a new kind of reporting by the Treasury.


Environmental law endangered

Published on: 26 October 2016

Doubt has been cast on the Prime Minister’s recent assurance that a Great Repeal Bill will transfer the body of EU law into UK law, leaving environmental protection in doubt. A strong, target-driven 25 year environment plan is needed more than ever.