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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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Why we need marine conservation zones

Published on: 22 June 2018

With the Government currently consulting on creating 41 new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs), marine biologist Emily Cunningham explains why MCZs are so important for our seas.


Wildlife needs clean air too: a call to action on National Clean Air Day

Published on: 21 June 2018

On National Clean Air Day, Plantlife is calling for bold strategies to protect wildlife and people from air pollution.


Riding the awareness wave on marine pollution

Published on: 15 June 2018

Ahead of International Surfing Day, Surfers Against Sewage highlight the urgent need to turn the tide on the plague of plastic in our oceans


Moth Night 2018 celebrates micros

Published on: 14 June 2018

Boring, brown and impossible to identify - that’s many people’s view of micro-moths. But pyralid moths, the theme of this year’s Moth Night, bust those common misconceptions.


The global path to a better environment starts at home

Published on: 5 June 2018

The Westminster Government is consulting on a new green watchdog and environmental principles. We need a strong watchdog with enforcement powers, and targets for nature's recovery, if the UK is to reverse nature's decline and be a world environmental leader.


National Parks review for the 21st century must take on urgent challenges

Published on: 29 May 2018

At the start of 2018, the Westminster Government published the long awaited 25 Year Environment Plan. Within its 151 pages, nestled snugly in the second chapter, is the promise of a 21st Century ‘Hobhouse’ Review of National Parks and AONBs in England.


Using water wisely: England's water infrastructure challenge

Published on: 25 May 2018

The National Infrastructure Commission’s role is to advise the Government on infrastructure needed up to 2050 in order to sustain economic growth, improve competitiveness and enhance our quality of life...


Turtles in a tangle

Published on: 23 May 2018

On World Turtle Day, World Animal Protection is calling on organisations who care for marine animals, our seas and coastal environments to be part of the solution to a global threat


British public want strong laws to protect the ocean after Brexit

Published on: 14 May 2018

Fishing has strong links to Britain’s identity and it has become a symbolic issue for Brexit withdrawal negotiations. The demands of the fishing industry in the UK often capture headlines, yet the voice of the British public also needs to be heard.


Discovering the forgotten UK habitat hiding in plain sight

Published on: 9 May 2018

Woodland pasture is a crucial habitat, full of life, but little known and little studied. Megan Gimber wants to give it the attention it deserves.