Twitter LinkedIn

Link Blog

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.

Filter posts:

Fix the Fells: Winners of the Park Protector Awards 2022

Published on: 15 August 2022

Joanne Backshall, Policy Manager at Fix the Fells, explains the challenges and rewards of protecting the Lake District's fells, and why this restoration is so vital.


River basin management plans – a levelling-up opportunity

Published on: 15 August 2022

Rob Collins, Head of Policy and Science at The Rivers Trust, explains how the huge levelling-up potential of River Basin Management Plans can be realised.


We must increase our resilience to drought to protect people and nature from running out of water

Published on: 11 August 2022

As the UK faces a potential drought, Blueprint for Water set out what's needed to build our resilience and to secure a sustainable supply of water, for nature and for people.


The King of the Jungle needs our help – why a ban on hunting trophy imports is long overdue

Published on: 10 August 2022

Arthur Thomas, public affairs manager at Humane Society International UK, discusses the threat to lions posed by trophy hunting and why the UK Government has a responsibility to ban imports of hunting trophies while supporting responsible conservation methods


UK Government must use the opportunity of the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill to embed the right to a healthy environment in domestic law

Published on: 3 August 2022

Richard Benwell, CEO at Wildlife and Countryside Link, calls on the UK government to acknowledge that environmental inequality remains a serious issue in this country, with millions of people living shorter, unhealthier lives because they are breathing polluted air, or cannot access natural greenspace. 


Five ways to raise our game on diversity and racial justice

Published on: 29 July 2022

As communicators, policy specialists and campaigners, we in the environment and sustainability movement need to apply our creativity to promote positive action for diversity and racial justice, says Kath Dalmeny, Chief Executive of Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming.


Saving the Whales Again: Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the International Whaling Commission’s global ban on commercial whaling and looking ahead

Published on: 18 July 2022

Lucy Babey, Head of Science and Conservation, Deputy Director, at ORCA and Chair of the Link Marine Mammals Group, reflects on the 40th anniversary of the International Whaling Commission’s global ban on commercial whaling.


The Big Butterfly Count 2022

Published on: 15 July 2022

In the 13th year of the Big Butterfly Count, Zoe Randle, Senior Survey's Officer at Butterfly Conservation explains why it is still so vital.


From Bonn to Sharm el Sheikh: the road to COP27

Published on: 11 July 2022

Tom Evans, Researcher at E3G, reflects on climate progress since COP26 and the recent UNFCCC negotiations in Bonn and sets out what needs to happen in the run up to COP27 in Egypt later this year.


Greening the Blue – Ocean recovery and blue carbon

Published on: 1 July 2022

Frith Dunkley, MPA Researcher at the Marine Conservation Society, outlines the importance of blue carbon ecosystems, highlighting how the ocean could play a greater role in tackling climate change if these threatened ecosystems are allowed to recover