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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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WANTED: brilliant, bold and brave ideas and partners to help us restore nature

Published on: 16 October 2020

Liam McAleese, Director (Our Natural World) at the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, discusses the foundation's new strategy and direction, and the importance of working together.

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Thanks for the rejection - no, really!

Published on: 13 October 2020

Jonathan Greenslade talks about the challenges of job-hunting in the environment sector, particularly in an unemployment crisis, and what employers can do to help those who want to work for them

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Game bird shooting: the RSPB takes aim

Published on: 12 October 2020

Richard Benwell comments on the RSPB's new position on game bird shooting

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Natural Climate Solutions: Blue Carbon in Focus

Published on: 8 October 2020

Charlie Latimer of Natural Climate Solutions discusses their new film on the vital role of blue carbon eco-systems and how defending the living seas is to defend ourselves against climate catastrophe

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Setting the right targets can help to save the planet

Published on: 7 October 2020

Richard Benwell of Wildlife and Countryside Link, Ruth Chambers of Greener UK and Pip Goodwin of the RSPB, discuss how setting the right targets is vital to reversing environmental decline.

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Green recovery: a field guide

Published on: 6 October 2020

Richard Benwell offers some distinguishing features for a Green Recovery

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Making '30x30' meaningful

Published on: 29 September 2020

Yesterday’s announcement from the Prime Minister that the UK will aim to protect 30% of land for nature by 2030, including 4,000 km2 of new land for nature in England, is a welcome pick-me-up for those who care about nature, but drawing lines on a map can only get you so far...

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Can we harvest hope this Organic September?

Published on: 25 September 2020

Can we harvest hope this Organic September?

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Invasive species: politics and public opinion

Published on: 24 September 2020

Invasive species are often deemed low priority, or downright ignored, in the political and public sphere. Adam Barnett, RSPB, explains why this is a mistake.

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Why you should be using native ponies for conservation grazing

Published on: 22 September 2020

Conservation biologists have classified horses and ponies as keystone species, and our British native equines play an important role in habitat maintenance and management throughout the UK. The structural diversity they create helps maintain habitats for a diverse range of species.

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