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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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“More haste less Project Speed”: one week for a Green Recovery recovery.

Published on: 30 June 2020

Richard Benwell, CEO at Wildlife and Countryside Link, reflects on the Prime Ministers 'New Deal' promises and it's lack of love for nature.

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The Time Is Now lobby: A new day for democracy - a new start for nature?

Published on: 30 June 2020

Matt Browne, Advocacy Lead at Wildlife and Countryside Link, marks the first ever virtual lobby of Parliament and highlights the opportunity it presents for nature.

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Everyone hates Bovine Tuberculosis

Published on: 29 June 2020

Both farmers and wildlife enthusiasts can agree on their hatred for the disease, though for differing reasons. Rosie Woodroffe, ZSL, urges this Government to urgently implement their eradication strategy, moving towards vaccination as a primary focus.

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Make clean ponds to save freshwater biodiversity

Published on: 26 June 2020

With freshwaters under pressure like no time before, and showing little sign of improving, important good news has come recently from a perhaps unexpected quarter. Jeremy Biggs, Freshwater Habitats Trust, gives details of the lessons learned from the Water Friendly Farming Project and urges us to protect ponds as a critical habitat.

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New research shows huge public support for putting nature at the heart of Coronavirus recovery plans

Published on: 24 June 2020

Increasing access to nature and natural greenspace is essential to building a more equitable and environmentally resilient society.

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We need to give cigarette butts the boot

Published on: 24 June 2020

Whilst we all look forward to the arrival of Extended Producer Responsibility in the UK in order to tackle wasteful packaging, smoking related litter is in danger of being left behind.

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Whither Environmental Land Management in England?

Published on: 17 June 2020

There’s an increasing sense that the goalposts are shifting for the new Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme. From an initial aspiration to revolutionise the way farmers and others are supported to deliver a better environment, we seem to be looking at something much closer to the status quo.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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