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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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Getting a grip on urban invaders

Published on: 14 May 2019

My walk to the train station in the morning takes me along a boundary wall with the railway. This wall has probably been there for the best part of a hundred years, and over that time it has developed in to an amazing habitat...


Lurking beneath the surface: invasive species in freshwater

Published on: 13 May 2019

Walk along your local river or lake and without realising it you may encounter invasive non-native species. What an untrained eye might perceive as a typical freshwater plant or animal, may actually be an invasive species that has outcompeted the native species in the water, and is causing negative changes to the quality of the system beneath the surface.


Deposit return for a #CleanPlanet

Published on: 10 May 2019

As the UK Government’s consultation on a Deposit Return System draws to a close, calls for a truly ‘all-in’ system grow. And the rest of the world is watching


Why the royal birth and planetary health check are everyone’s business

Published on: 9 May 2019

The massive overshadowing of a major report on the rapid decline of our world by media coverage of the royal birth highlights how much more attention must be given to the planet’s plight if every child born in 2019 is to have a life worth living.


Something momentous is happening. Is this the ‘Green Spring’?

Published on: 8 May 2019

With a wave of climate emergency declarations and activity, could this be the Green Spring? Join Rewilding Britain in pushing the Government to restore nature to help stop climate breakdown.


Have your say, make packaging polluters pay!

Published on: 7 May 2019

Join us in telling the Government that the polluter should pay for the packaging they create


Save Water, Save Wildlife

Published on: 3 May 2019

We know that many of our rivers, lakes and wetlands are in a perilous state but few of us stop to think when we turn on the kitchen tap or go for a shower how our individual actions are impacting the watery places we treasure. As part of Waterwise Water Saving Week Freshwater Friday on 3rd May we want to highlight this link and the things we can all do to make a difference.


We all need our personal space. So do whales and dolphins. It’s #RudeToIntrude

Published on: 2 May 2019

We all enjoy seeing whales and dolphins when we’re out on the water – it can be an unforgettable experience. But, did you know that it is illegal to disturb them?


National Parks Minister: people power is making a difference to the National Parks

Published on: 16 April 2019

This is the second blog in celebration of National Parks fortnight. Here, in Lord Gardiner's blog for Campaign for National Parks, the importance of national parks is recognised in line with the themes of the Year of Green Action which are connect, protect and improve.


It’s not enough to celebrate National Parks: we must give them a brighter future

Published on: 10 April 2019

It's currently National Parks fortnight, an opportunity to get out, explore and celebrate our National Parks. Here, Andy Hall, discusses the importance of not only enjoying these beautiful places but fighting for their protection.