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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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Brits count down the days until they can get back to the coast

Published on: 14 May 2020

Long time no sea: Beach loving Brits count down the days until they're reunited with the coasts according to new survey results from Surfers Against Sewage.


High standards trade – protecting our planet

Published on: 13 May 2020

As the Agriculture Bill returns to the House of Commons today, a furore has erupted over future trade deals and policies, and the place of our environment, animal welfare and food safety standards in those.


What does Covid-19 mean for food, farming and nature?

Published on: 30 April 2020

As we contemplate week six of lockdown, Covid-19 continues to shine an unforgiving light on the inequity of the global food system and its consequences for nature and people.


For wildlifes sake, let's not get back to normal

Published on: 20 April 2020

Andy Knott, CEO of the League Against Cruel Sports, writes about how the Coronavirus pandemic could be a very good reason for people not to return to normal once its over – crucially giving wildlife and the environment the chance to flourish.


At home with nature

Published on: 15 April 2020

Tom Hunt, National Coordinator at ALERC urges us to use this uncertain time to recognise the little pieces of nature that were always around us: birdsong, stars and butterflies feeding on flowers. The year 2020 will be an anomaly for many reasons but let's make one of those more engagement with nature and far more UK garden records.


The forgotten sector

Published on: 6 April 2020

James Sawyer, Regional Director at Ifaw writes about the third, and forgotten sector which is more at risk than ever, amidst the covid chaos.


Hope for the planet

Published on: 23 March 2020

Andy Lester, Conservation Director at A Rocha UK, argues that, despite the anxieties and difficulties the coronavirus is causing, this crisis may also offer us reason to hope and dream.