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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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What do we want from our seas in 25 years and beyond?

Published on: 29 January 2018

The phenomenon that is Brexit requires all of us to defend and implement what we have, whilst simultaneously thinking in big picture terms about the kind of future we want. It is undoubtedly a period of great potential risk and reward, with much at stake and much to play for.

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Preventing plastic one refilled bottle at a time

Published on: 25 January 2018

Every week we're told what we can do to help save the planet - walk more, eat less meat, cycle more, recycle more. The key thing is, these are things we can do with just small adjustments in our lives.

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The Environment Plan: a green signpost at Brexit crossroads.

Published on: 11 January 2018

The Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan includes a Parliament’s worth of promises. Together, they amount to a brilliant green signpost toward a greener future.

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Can the UK meet its ambitions to heal and restore our natural environment?

Published on: 14 December 2017

A new report from the National Trust, RSPB and the Wildlife Trusts reveals that five times the level of current investment in the farmed environment is needed if the UK is to meet existing commitments to protect nature post-Brexit.

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Welcome New Farming Rules for Water

Published on: 13 December 2017

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How many bodies will we leave behind?

Published on: 8 December 2017

On Day 6 of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, Tuesday 12 December, MPs will pose critical questions on environmental governance.

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It’s time to take wildlife crime seriously

Published on: 27 November 2017

Crimes against wildlife take many forms. Illegal hunting, poaching, badger baiting, hare coursing, the destruction of bat roosts, the trafficking in products derived from endangered species, and the myriad of other illicit activities that constitute wildlife crime, impact the welfare of animals, threaten the conservation of populations, and potentially disrupt the stability of whole ecosystems.

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Leaving the EU must not put our National Parks at risk

Published on: 23 November 2017

Nearly 18 months on from the EU referendum there is still huge uncertainty about what Brexit will mean for so many areas of our lives. One thing we do know is that the loss of European protections could put so much of what we value in our beautiful National Parks at risk.

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