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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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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.


Clean Waters, from Summit to Sea...

Published on: 8 April 2019

People protect what they love. British Canoeing, along with other organisations, have partnered with Surfers Against Sewage, to connect people with nature and clean up pollution along the way.


Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood 2019

Published on: 11 March 2019

Imagine if everyone’s natural impulse whenever they set off on a journey was to walk. The Rambler's are seeking the neighbourhoods where we live and work, which truly put walkers first.


Watchdogs straining at the leash for a #BetterDealForAnimals

Published on: 27 February 2019

Finding a room full of MPs from all parties, and from all parts of the United Kingdom, in agreement is a rare spectacle in our current political climate. But concern for animals transcends political divides, which is why fifty-nine MPs and Peers attended our #BetterDealForAnimals campaign reception...


Deal or No Deal – whatever the outcome, we need a #BetterDealForAnimals

Published on: 19 February 2019

With Westminster seemingly stuck in a perpetual game of Deal or No Deal, you’d be forgiven for expecting Noel Edmonds to pop up in the House of Commons at any minute and lay out his signature row of boxes. But with all this political drama and uncertainty, it can be easy to lose sight of the real-life impacts Brexit may have – not just on people, but also on animals who cannot speak out for themselves.


Target 100, Southern Water’s new approach to managing demand and protecting the environment

Published on: 1 February 2019

Our recently published scorecards awarded 'Blueprint blue stars' to several projects which stood out for innovation or ambition. Southern Water were awarded a 'Blueprint blue star' for their Target 100 demand management initiative. Their guest blog details the crucial role of customer engagement and the importance of water to everyone


Japan just asked the world a big question

Published on: 31 January 2019

Japan just asked the world a big question: ‘Do you still care enough about the whales to defend them?’


Ambition on Natural Capital recognised by Environmental Groups

Published on: 30 January 2019

Our recently published scorecards awarded 'Blueprint blue stars' to several projects which stood out for innovation or ambition. Anglian Water were awarded a 'Blueprint blue star' for their bespoke commitment to Natural Capital. Their guest blog details how this work began and what challenges we face in light of a changing climate.


Making healthy waters become ‘business as usual’

Published on: 29 January 2019

New scorecards, analysing how successful water company plans for the next five years are likely to be in protecting and improving the environment, have been published today by Blueprint for Water.