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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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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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Our rivers need a change of course

Published on: 14 April 2022

Ali Morse, Water Policy Manager at The Wildlife Trusts and Chair of Blueprint for Water, explains why we should all have an interest in River Basin Management Plans.

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To be, or not to be, a world leader in fisheries management?

Published on: 13 April 2022

Kirsten Carter, Marine Principal Policy Officer, writes on the Future Fisheries Alliance response to the Joint Fisheries Statement, a vital piece of policy for the sustainable management of UK fisheries.

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The Nature Recovery Green Paper: A missed opportunity for species recovery

Published on: 11 April 2022

Jim Foster, Conservation Director at Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC), and Nida Al-Fulaij, Conservation Research Manager at People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), outline what the Nature Recovery Green Paper is missing on species protection and conservation and set out what proposals could make a genuine difference for species recovery.

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Our Big Plastic Count will create evidence the government cannot ignore, showing it's time to cut plastic production

Published on: 4 April 2022

Our Big Plastic Count will create evidence the government cannot ignore, showing it's time to cut plastic production

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