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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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Connecting the dots between land and sea

Published on: 20 July 2018

Estuaries have long suffered from the separation of management between the land/sea interface. This separation has historically damaged the interests of mobile fish species that straddle both habitats.


The next chapter in the story of species decline

Published on: 17 July 2018

We need to encourage people to spend more time noting what they see and hear so we can build up a much clearer picture of exactly how wildlife is affected by changes in climate and land use etc.


Filling the gaps to protect our sealife

Published on: 11 July 2018

The third tranche of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) are a welcome further step to protect our extremely valuable marine habitats.


Securing sustainable fisheries within the marine environment

Published on: 9 July 2018

With fisheries such a key focus of the Government’s Brexit narrative the newly published Fisheries White Paper, 'Sustainable Fisheries for Future Generations', offers a pivotal moment for the future of the fishing in the UK.



Published on: 5 July 2018

The Government’s ‘25 Year Plan for the Environment’ mentions the term “natural capital” ninety times! What does this signify?


Why Local Enterprise Partnerships need to do more for England's countryside

Published on: 28 June 2018

Local Enterprise Partnerships matter because they are gaining increasing responsibilities for public spending on regional development across England.


Water environment objectives and ambition under threat

Published on: 25 June 2018

We believe the problem doesn’t lie with the legislation, which is progressive and fit for purpose. The problem lies with its patchy and inadequate implementation, particularly in the agriculture sector. It is this that needs to be urgently addressed.


Why we need marine conservation zones

Published on: 22 June 2018

With the Government currently consulting on creating 41 new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs), marine biologist Emily Cunningham explains why MCZs are so important for our seas.


Wildlife needs clean air too: a call to action on National Clean Air Day

Published on: 21 June 2018

On National Clean Air Day, Plantlife is calling for bold strategies to protect wildlife and people from air pollution.


Riding the awareness wave on marine pollution

Published on: 15 June 2018

Ahead of International Surfing Day, Surfers Against Sewage highlight the urgent need to turn the tide on the plague of plastic in our oceans