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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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Chemical pollution, the other driver of the nature crisis

Published on: 16 June 2021

Dr Francesca Bevan (Marine Conservation Society) & Dr Julie Schneider (CHEM Trust) discuss what we know-and what we don't- about the damage chemical pollution is doing to UK marine & freshwater wildlife, with a look ahead to the UK Chemicals Strategy

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Species abundance target: what’s in a word?

Published on: 9 June 2021

Richard Benwell, CEO at Wildlife and Countryside Link, responds to Government's new Environment Bill amendment, explaining why this falls far short of the promised "net zero for nature" and how a simple change could make a world of difference.

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Hope in a time of Anxiety

Published on: 9 June 2021

Andy Lester, Head of Conservation at A Rocha UK, writes on the hope that needs to lie behind our words and action for nature, and what this means for the UK conservation movement.

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It's time to make our National Parks wilder

Published on: 8 June 2021

For the launch of Rewilding Britain's campaign for Wilder National Parks today, Guy Shrubsole explains what's needed for our national parks to be wilder so that they can lead the way in turning the page on nature-depleted Britain.

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Lifting Baseline Syndrome: The tide of ocean restoration should now lift us all

Published on: 8 June 2021

On World Ocean Day, Surfers Against Sewage CEO Hugo Tagholm explains why ocean recovery must be at the heart of human recovery, in a message for global leaders ahead of this week’s G7 summit in Cornwall, the home of Surfers Against Sewage

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A call for a truly ambitious Seabird Conservation Strategy

Published on: 7 June 2021

Ahead of World Ocean Day, Jacques Villemot, Marine Policy Officer at RSPB, explains the international importance of the UK's seabird populations and calls for an ambitious Seabird Conservation Strategy to be delivered by Government

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The three essential features of a State of Nature target

Published on: 3 June 2021

Richard Benwell, CEO of Wildlife & Countryside Link, sets out three critical features the Government must include in the new Environment Bill wildlife target if it is to match the State of Nature ambition supported by over 180,000 people and 60 nature charities.

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Bovine TB plans are still bad news for badgers

Published on: 2 June 2021

Dawn Varley, Acting CEO at Badger Trust, discusses the next phase of the bovine TB strategy, what this means for badgers, and what action is needed to truly benefit both cattle and badgers in tackling bovine TB.

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INNS impacts on the UK's offshore islands

Published on: 28 May 2021

Laura Bambini, Seabird Recovery Officer at RSPB Scotland, discusses the impacts of invasive non-native species on UK offshore islands, and shares how conservationists are working to tackle the threats posed to our seabirds.

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Will the Environment Bill weaken legal protection for sites and species?

Published on: 27 May 2021

Richard Benwell, CEO of Wildlife & Countryside Link, analyses the Government's amendments to the Habitats Regulations

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