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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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Call for a National Nature Service

Published on: 17 June 2020

We are calling for Government to invest in a scheme that will create tens of thousands of jobs, improve the health of nature, people and the planet, and contribute to a green, sustainable recovery. Please show your support for the National Nature Service by signing the public Declaration and join us at the #TheTimeIsNow virtual lobby of Parliament on 30 June.


On the Conservation of Agro Biodiversity – because cows are part of nature too

Published on: 15 June 2020

Rare and native breeds are essential components of earth's biodiversity. Christopher Price explains the many benefits they bring for farming and conservation alike, and what needs to be done to protect them.


A green, reusable and refillable recovery

Published on: 15 June 2020

As support builds for a green recovery, post-covid, it is important that measures to reduce waste and build a reusable, refillable society are prioritised. Cecily uses her blog to detail how we can build back better by creating a circular economy and reducing environmental harm.


A World Oceans Day to remember

Published on: 9 June 2020

This year it was a World Oceans Day to remember with the publication of the Link ocean recovery manifesto and a webinar exploring how we deliver a blue recovery. Link's Marine Policy & Campaigns Manager summarises the day


A small change, but a big impact for people, animals and the planet

Published on: 5 June 2020

Emily Wilson, Head of Programmes at Four Paws UK introduces their new campaign #LiveKinder; a campaign to end wildlife trade, ending the dog and cat meat trade, ending factory farming and promoting meat reduction, and finally encouraging responsible pet ownership during and after ‘lockdown’


Counting your lucky stars?

Published on: 4 June 2020

Do you remember when you last saw a starry night sky? It’s one of the most magical experiences the countryside can offer but for many people, it is a rare sight. This is because of light pollution.


Why we need to change course if we are to restore our waters

Published on: 3 June 2020

Today Blueprint for Water publishes its latest policy document: Changing Courses. Mark Lloyd, Rivers Trust, explains why we need to change course to make sure the 25YEP creates a resilient future for water.


Urgent action needed to stop porpoises dying in nets in UK seas

Published on: 2 June 2020

Sarah Dolman, Whale and Dolphin Conservation policy manager, explains why so many porpoises are dying in nets in UK waters, why this is preventable, and how we can stop more than a thousand porpoises dying painful deaths each year.


Setting the new environmental land management scheme in England up for success

Published on: 1 June 2020

Whilst Defra is in the process of designing the new environmental land management (ELM) scheme, we consider what lessons can be learned from past schemes. This is the first in a series of blogs setting out our shared views on the scheme’s objectives, design, and content to inform Defra’s thinking.


Putting equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of eNGOs

Published on: 29 May 2020

Amy Padfield, Education & Engagement Manager at the British Ecological Society, discusses the questions being tackled by a new Link working group which aims for equality to be considered at every level within environmental organisations.