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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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Invasive Species Week: Volunteers can make a difference

Published on: 29 March 2018

You can pledge your support during Invasive Species Week to help protect native species from threats such as Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan balsam.


Exotic pets running wild

Published on: 28 March 2018

Non-native species are increasingly recognised as a major threat to biodiversity, and the exotic pet trade is one of many ways these species can be introduced.


Have You Seen the Loch Ness Monster?

Published on: 27 March 2018

Have you seen the Loch Ness Monster? I have. No, not the long-necked, hump-backed star of so many grainy black and white photographs. I’m talking about a small predatory flatworm that lives deep in the waters of the loch.


How to be Plant Wise

Published on: 25 March 2018

Gardening is never thought of as a threatening lifestyle, but Adrian Thomas highlights the dangers of careless introduction of plants, and gives some tips and resources for how to keep your local flora safe


How to decide what makes the invasive species ‘banned’ list

Published on: 23 March 2018

The fourth national Invasive Species Week kicks off today. Environment organisations across Britain are coming together to raise awareness of the impacts invasive non-native species (INNS) have on our wildlife and to inspire people to take action to stop them spreading.


A case for landscape: the future for farming and the environment

Published on: 21 March 2018

As the Government consults on 'The future of food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit', Lyndis Cole highlights the role of landscape in environmental health, and calls for broad, diverse forms of protection and restoration.


The travels of a Spring lamb

Published on: 20 March 2018

Guest blog by Peter Stevenson at Compassion in World Farming. On the first day of Spring, Peter highlights the long and crowded journeys that many farm animals endure as 'live exports'.


Raising the bar for billions of chickens

Published on: 19 March 2018

Today is International Poultry Day. Yes, there is such a day. Scrolling through Twitter you’ll see an array of happy, healthy looking chickens, frolicking outdoors, green grass underfoot and drenched in sunshine. But this is a far cry from the short life (just 5 weeks) led by most of the 1 billion meat chickens to be intensively reared and slaughtered in the UK alone this year.


Water Saving Week 2018

Published on: 16 March 2018

Waterwise set up Water Saving Week, to get the nation #TalkingWater, and most importantly helping people to take action to save water. This year it will run from Monday 19th March to Friday 23rd March. Below, Hazel Lewis explains more about the importance of saving water, and what you can do each day this #WaterSavingWeek.


Bringing animal welfare back into the fold

Published on: 13 March 2018

Whilst the average person on the street may not understand that they pay around £70 a year to something called the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) they do know that if they are paying farmers they want it to improve animal welfare...