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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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An environment for success

Published on: 11 October 2017

With the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan on the way, WWT is launching a new campaign for the policies the plan needs to succeed: email your MP here. It’s #TimeToBeHeard.


A clear message to save elephants

Published on: 9 October 2017

Hearing that the Government is launching a consultation to ban ivory last week was just brilliant news. We have all been campaigning for a ban for number of years, and to see a proposal for a total ban with a few limited exemptions that will close the UK market down once and for all, is a great success.


Turbo charge conservation finance

Published on: 6 October 2017

Later this month I’m looking forward to joining WCL colleagues in figuring out how we can find enough money to achieve our ambitions to save and enhance the natural world. I’m feeling surprisingly optimistic and here are five reasons why.


Brexit: Turning words into action for animal welfare

Published on: 2 October 2017

In impassioned conversations and speeches taking place in the halls and corridors of Party conferences, the word on every politician’s lips is of course ‘Brexit’. But what does this mean for animals?


Green Brexit: Securing the future for farming and the environment

Published on: 29 September 2017

A day after the Natural Capital Committee called for farm payments to shift toward ‘the provision of public benefits’, we have today published our proposals for what this could look like.


Tackling ocean plastics - why we need a deposit return scheme

Published on: 28 September 2017

“Heartbreaking” is what David Attenborough called it in an interview with Greenpeace's Unearthed news platform this week. He was speaking about the scourge of plastic pollution in our oceans...


Protecting our unexpected wildlife havens

Published on: 18 September 2017

Ruth Chambers explains why Link has published new guidance to help Local Planning Authorities deal with development applications on brownfield land in England.


A significant step forwards in protecting our Seabirds

Published on: 14 September 2017

Natural England have announced the formal designation of Northumberland Marine Special Protected Area (SPA), providing greater protection to a key site for UK seabirds.


Why nature conservationists should ‘Back British Farming’

Published on: 13 September 2017

Farmers need our backing – particularly those on the smaller mixed farms that are disappearing at an alarming rate.