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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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INNSpiring change in biosecurity

Published on: 21 September 2020

Invasive species pose serious threats to our native plants and wildlife. To kick off Plant Health Week, Dr Matt Elliott of the Woodland Trust describes how we need to do biosecurity better to combat this intensifying issue.


Water quality: the true story

Published on: 18 September 2020

Richard Benwell reflects on concerning news about the health of our rivers.


Shouting the benefits of healthy oceans from the rooftops of Parliament

Published on: 18 September 2020

Chris Tuckett, Chair of the Link Marine Group, reports back on work to move ocean recovery up the political agenda.


What does it mean when a whole community of scientists from across the world calls for urgent action on whale, dolphin and porpoise conservation?

Published on: 14 September 2020

Mark Simmonds, Senior Marine Scientist at Humane Society International, highlights the grave warning recently issued by marine scientists about the future of whales, dolphins and porpoises.


Increase resilience and manage pressures

Published on: 28 August 2020

Natalie Le Brun, Policy Officer at RSPB explores our dependencies on a healthy water environment and highlights the importance of increasing resilience.


To create change we need to reach hearts and minds, citizen science is exceptionally well placed to do both

Published on: 27 August 2020

Toos van Noordwijk, Director of Science, Policy and Innovation at Earthwatch Europe highlights the importance of citizen science to the environment.


A Nature Premium would help children recover from lockdown and set them up to learn

Published on: 25 August 2020

Sarah Lawfull and Sara Collins of the Nature Premium campaign make the case for a Nature Premium to fund regular nature experiences for every child.


Going for bold!

Published on: 21 August 2020

A member of the Association of Local Government Ecologists (ALGE) suggests that it is time for local planning authority ecologists to be bold.


Our “Climate Change Act moment”: targets for nature

Published on: 19 August 2020

Richard Benwell, CEO at Wildlife and Countryside Link, reflects on the Governments proposals for planning reform