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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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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


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:


Pervasive pesticides: the cocktail effect

Published on: 11 November 2019

A new report from the Soil Association and Pesticide Action Network UK shows that the ‘cocktail effect’ – dangerous interactions between different pesticide chemicals – is going untested and unchecked, with potentially dire consequences for our wildlife and our health.


The plight of wildbirds is a warning call for us all

Published on: 7 November 2019

The biodiversity and climate crisis is not going away, as confirmed by scientific evidence published today showing that the UK’s bird life is still in trouble.


Treasury must treat invasive species like the ticking time bomb they are

Published on: 24 October 2019

Today, the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has published the final report of its invasive species inquiry, and it is damning to say the least. Zoe Davies, Policy and Campaigns Manger at Link, examines why the Committee has been so critical of the Government’s invasive species controls, and what needs to be done to build up our lines of defence.


Parliamentary debate on massive scale nature restoration to help stop climate breakdown

Published on: 24 October 2019

Professor Alastair Driver, Director at Rewilding Britain, highlights a Commons debate on nature restoration on 28 October which gives a very exciting opportunity for the UK to start to lead the way in responding proportionately to the climate emergency.


Government remain unable to report on extent of wildlife crime

Published on: 23 October 2019

Reports of wildlife crime continue to rise but Government are yet to introduce formal recording of some wildlife crime offences, essential to tackling wildlife crime strategically across England and Wales.


Environment Bill: praise today; raise ambition tomorrow

Published on: 15 October 2019

The Environment Bill, published today, will oblige Government to set and meet legally-binding targets for air, water, waste and wildlife. This is a hugely significant step forward in environmentalists’ long battle to oblige governments to look beyond short-term gain and plan properly for future generations.


The largest destruction of a protected species in living memory

Published on: 5 October 2019

On Wednesday 11 September, as the controversy over the suspension of Parliament raged across the nation, Defra announced that 11 new badger cull licences will be issued in England in 2019, from Cornwall to Cumbria. This will take the total number of cull zones in operation across England to 42 and will result in the largest destruction of a protected species in living memory.