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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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The upcoming protected landscapes consultation is a huge opportunity for nature recovery

Published on: 15 December 2021

David Hampson, Policy Officer at RSPB, writes about what tools and resources designated landscapes need to help deliver the transformative changes required to tackle the nature and climate emergency.

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A critical time for National Parks – Government action needed

Published on: 14 December 2021

Ruth Bradshaw, Policy and Research Manager at Campaign for National Parks, writes about what Government action is needed to deliver the bold and ambitious vision for designated landscapes that Glover proposed.

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Delivering for nature, climate and people: What the Government's response to the Glover Review must include

Published on: 13 December 2021

Emma Clarke, Policy and Information Coordinator at Link, outlines what Link hopes to see in the Government's response to the Glover Review to ensure that National Parks and AONBs can deliver their potential for nature, climate and people.

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Duplicate of Moving to the 'Five Domains' model for assessing animal welfare

Published on: 9 December 2021

Daisy Sopel, FOUR PAWS UK Campaigns Assistant, writes about a pioneering new approach to measuring the welfare of animals.

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Native trees need to be at the heart of woodland expansion

Published on: 3 December 2021

Matt Browne, Advocacy Lead at Wildlife & Countryside Link, marks National Trees Week with a piece celebrating the nature and climate benefits provided by native tree species.

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The Sustainable Farming Incentive offers a low-ambition starting point

Published on: 2 December 2021

As Defra unveils its plans for the Sustainable Farming Incentive today, Martin Lines, Chair of the Nature Friendly Farmers Network says that the scheme needs to improve in the coming years to support farmers already going above and beyond for nature and climate

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A new report, for the first time, maps and quantifies the English North Sea’s carbon assets

Published on: 2 December 2021

A new report, for the first time, maps and quantifies the English North Sea’s carbon assets

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The UK’s marine strategy is inadequate to restore our seas to good health and is in urgent need of reform

Published on: 1 December 2021

The UK’s marine strategy is inadequate to restore our seas to good health and is in urgent need of reform

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Trees on Farms: increasing agricultural ecosystem services from trees

Published on: 30 November 2021

Macarena Cárdenas, Research Manager at Earthwatch Europe, presents a new policy brief addressing the challenges faced in increasing the uptake and positive environmental impact of tree planting on farms in the UK

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Recycling our land, for the sake of the countryside

Published on: 18 November 2021

Philippa Oppenheimer, Land Use Officer at CPRE, writes on the launch of a new report on brownfield land supply in England.

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