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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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Taking our future into our own hands

Published on: 24 September 2019

Youth activist Mya-Rose Craig, AKA Birdgirl, explains why she joined the Global Climate Strike on 20 September and why it is so important that we don't take no for an answer.

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Why beach cleans are so important

Published on: 23 September 2019

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We must fix our rivers before it's too late

Published on: 19 September 2019

Ahead of World Rivers Day on 21 September, Mark Lloyd, new CEO at the Rivers Trust, explains why we need a riverlution to fix our broken rivers

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Shifting the debate from plastics to resources and waste

Published on: 22 August 2019

The newly formed Link Resources and Waste Group will help highlight that our pollution problem is bigger than just plastics.

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We need to get tough on tackling bycatch

Published on: 14 August 2019

New EU measures have come into force to tackle bycatch across the EU but will this be enough and how can we go further to tackle the issue in UK waters.

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The invisible threat of chemical pollution

Published on: 17 July 2019

CHEM Trust discuss the Environment Audit Committees new report on ‘Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Life’ and how it highlights the urgent action needed to protect our natural environment from chemical pollution.

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Michael Gove asks: If not now, when?

Published on: 16 July 2019

This morning, Environment Secretary Michael Gove addressed key stakeholders at Kew Gardens. He gave a detailed account of Defra's work and vision for the environment, and asked if not now, to tackle climate change and reverse nature’s decline, then when?

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Reversing the loss of biodiversity - what does it mean for the countryside?

Published on: 1 July 2019

What is driving our living world to the brink and what can be done? Mair Floyd-Bosley, Campaigns and Policy Assistant, Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) explores the key changes needed to transform our future so people and nature thrive together.

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What's really going on with Japan's return to commercial whaling

Published on: 28 June 2019

With Japan due to resume commercial whaling on the 1st July, Mark Simmonds, Chair of the Link Whales Group and Senior Marine Scientist at HSI International, fills us in on how it came to this.

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Farmers and conservationists on the same page about a brighter farming future

Published on: 24 June 2019

Farmers and conservationists are often seen as opposing sides in the discussion over our environmental and farming future. But with a comprehensive survey of farmers’ attitudes to changes in future Government policy showing we’re largely on the same page, is now the time to write a new chapter where nature and farming thrive together.

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