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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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One year on, is the Government delivering on the 25 Year Environment Plan?

Published on: 11 January 2019

As New Year’s resolutions go, the promises unveiled last January in the 25 Year Environment Plan were ambitious. One year on, how successful has the UK Government been in sticking to its resolution to hand on the environment in a better state than it inherited it?

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Ditching plastic? Don’t just paper over the cracks…

Published on: 4 January 2019

?As public awareness grows around the impact of plastics, it's important to ensure a switch to consumption of forest-based products is done so in a sustainable way. Credible forest and chain of custody certification, as offered by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) can help.

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The Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy – everything you need to know

Published on: 20 December 2018

The government’s long-awaited Resources and Waste Strategy has now been published, and at a whopping 146 pages, it’s certainly an ambitious document.

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Government publishes (half) a draft Environment Bill

Published on: 20 December 2018

Verdict: environmental principles side-lined, a watchdog without teeth and no clarity on the future of environmental governance

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Animals feel suffering, pain and joy too – animal sentience in law

Published on: 10 December 2018

On International Animal Rights Day, 10 December 2018, Naturewatch Foundation is once again drawing attention to the policy issue of ‘animal sentience’, widely defined as an animals’ ability to 'perceive and feel things'.

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Protecting and regenerating soil - the fragile skin of the earth

Published on: 5 December 2018

Earlier this year I saw Sir Tim Smit, of Eden Project fame, close a session on soils for a room full of policy people. He followed 17 other impressive speakers, a challenge for anyone. He began roughly as follows: “I’ll start by saying exactly what...

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Judicial review – a blunt tool for badger protection

Published on: 3 December 2018

On 15 August, the High Court handed down a dispiriting judgment in a Judicial Review (JR) challenging the lawfulness of the Government’s policy of “supplementary” badger culling and the licences issued under it by Natural England (NE)...

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Clear Access, Clear Waters

Published on: 3 December 2018

British Canoeing has published its Access and Environment Charter - Clear Access, Clear Waters – campaigning for cleaner healthier rivers and greater recognition of the right to access these amazing ‘blue’ spaces.

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Let’s beat wildlife crime

Published on: 30 November 2018

Today see’s the publication of Wildlife and Countryside Link and Wales Environment Link’s second annual wildlife crime report, detailing incidents of wildlife crime in 2017 known to contributing members. Coming hot on the heels of our 2016 report...

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Celebrating National Tree Week: The UK’s largest festival of trees

Published on: 27 November 2018

This week it’s National Tree Week, marking the start of the winter tree-planting season. As someone who planted acorns and conkers and hundreds of apple pips with my great-grandfather, and who has continued this tradition with my own children, it is the highlight of my year!

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