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Link Blog

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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Food, farming and nature – getting the right balance from our land

Published on: 16 November 2020

?RSPB's Alice Groom explores how land-sharing and land-sparing could help us to achieve vital balance between our food, farming and nature needs


Which bees need saving?

Published on: 11 November 2020

In the light of Defra's recent Healthy Bees Plan Andrew Whitehouse, Countries Manager at Buglife – The Invertebrate Conservation Trust, looks at which bees we need to be focusing on saving


Game changer?

Published on: 6 November 2020

Jim Foster, Conservation Director at Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust, welcomes the recent about-turn on pheasant release licensing, and discusses how to address remaining concerns over impacts on our reptiles.


Speech by Hilary McGrady, Director General of the National Trust, at the launch of Natural England’s Nature Recovery Network Partnership

Published on: 5 November 2020

Today Hilary McGrady, Director General of National Trust, spoke at the launch of Natural England's Nature Recovery Network Partnership. Read the full speech here.


The Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Challenge for Water Efficiency

Published on: 5 November 2020

Kate Marx of Waterwise discusses the new Water Makes It Possible campaign and the urgent need for water efficiency.


Requiem for a dolphin

Published on: 2 November 2020

?Mark Simmonds, Senior Marine Scientist at Humane Society International, writes on the life of Fungie the bottlenose dolphin - reflecting on what it tells us about solitary sociable dolphins, and our wider relationship with marine wildlife.


Taking action to end factory farming this #WorldVeganDay

Published on: 30 October 2020

On World Vegan Day Jenny Canham of Four Paws UK talks about the issue of factory farming


The Big Climate Fightback

Published on: 28 October 2020

Andrew Allen of the Woodland Trust discusses the launch of the Big Climate Fightback and why more trees are vital in the battle against climate change.


Green spaces - giving access to all

Published on: 27 October 2020

Ian Nutt, Director of Programmes and Partnerships at the Earth Trust, writes on the need to make green spaces accessible for everyone - and suggests how this can be achieved.


EndSewagePollution coalition want your MP to pipe up

Published on: 26 October 2020

Elsa Pullman of Surfers Against Sewage discusses the new campaign to support the Sewage (Inland Waters) Bill and to end sewage pollution