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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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No Drifting Back – Joint-working on Water is Key to Build on Environmental Achievements

Published on: 12 September 2018

A legacy of environmental damage caused by over-abstraction from rivers and aquifers is being addressed. Blueprint and the companies will work to support the principles and deliver obligations enshrined in the Water Framework Directive.


Turning water innovation into everyday environmental benefit

Published on: 11 September 2018

Environmental groups and the water industry have something major in common: the desire for a sustainable supply of clean water – and a healthy natural environment can provide this, for both people and wildlife


Collaboration across water planning, policy and practice

Published on: 10 September 2018

By working together and fostering a collaborative relationship, water companies and environmental organisations can help protect and restore our aquatic environment.


Making the future of UK fisheries bycatch-free

Published on: 7 September 2018

If the UK government is to take seriously, as has been promised, the issue of reducing and eliminating bycatch of endangered, threatened and protected species this needs to be enshrined in law.


The case for controlled Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling

Published on: 6 September 2018

At the 67th meeting of the International Whaling Commission, a topic of great importance in play is the proposal for new ‘Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling’ quotas and management.


The International Whaling Commission: Conservation in the 21st Century

Published on: 31 August 2018

As governments, scientists and NGOs from around the world prepare for the 67th meeting of the International Whaling Commission in early September, in Brazil, Mark Simmonds OBE, Senior Marine Scientist at Humane Society International, describes the IWC’s increasingly valuable role in defending biodiversity and the world’s oceans.


Whaling without purpose: The unjustifiable commercial pursuit of peaceful ocean giants

Published on: 29 August 2018

As governments, scientists and NGOs from around the world prepare for the 67th meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Brazil, Juliet Phillips, Oceans Campaigner at the Environmental Investigation Agency, explores why commercial whaling must stay well and truly in the past.


Judicial review – a blunt tool for badger protection

Published on: 28 August 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)...


It’s time to act now or never for British wildlife. Caring is not enough.

Published on: 17 August 2018

During this year's Bioblitz, we clocked up a notable 4828 different species, many new to the sites, the county and a couple new to the country! We celebrated the enormous and valuable species richness of the UK’s wildlife. But there was a downside...


Time to stop cheating cheetahs

Published on: 8 August 2018

Today is International Cat Day, a day when we celebrate our feline friends. While much attention will be focused on domestic cats living in our homes, spare a thought for their wild cousins, especially those iconic big cats that still roam our planet...