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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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Three flaws in the law — a first look at the Repeal Bill

Published on: 14 July 2017

The Government’s intention to move the body of EU law onto UK statute books is welcome, but the proposals published in the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill only do half a job.


Lets tackle bycatch

Published on: 13 July 2017

This year, like every year for the last decade or two, there has been a spate of common dolphin strandings along the coast of Cornwall.


Talking about my generation - our natural inheritance

Published on: 6 July 2017

So here are two very simple facts to keep in mind throughout this blog piece: The human race cannot survive without the natural world. The human race is responsible for devastating the environment/natural world.


Mr Gove, sound the starting gun for an environmental race to the top

Published on: 4 July 2017

The UK Government’s renewed commitment to produce an ambitious 25 year plan to restore our environment for future generations could be the start of a race to the top- leading the world in environmental protection.


A future system to support UK farmers that benefits the public

Published on: 30 June 2017

Brexit now offers the opportunity to create a fundamentally different model to drive a different strategy for land; one that addresses imbalance and achieves a thriving, healthy countryside delivering multiple benefits for society.


Benchmark set for better marine protection in NE Atlantic

Published on: 29 June 2017

As this week’s OSPAR conference in Ireland draws to a successful close, Gareth Cunningham explains what the latest assessment means for our ocean environment and its secure future…


We need to protect the environment for future generations

Published on: 19 June 2017

One of the main things I’m taking away from the election result was the voice of the young and I don’t necessarily mean under 25s - it looks like the under 45s swung the vote. The young clearly want change and I still feel I am in that bracket. So I challenge the government to show us, show us that it is not just the next five years that matter but the future. The future for those first time and second time voters, the future of our children, the future of our planet.


All eyes on New York for landmark Oceans conference

Published on: 6 June 2017

This week will be a real moment in the sun for our precious oceans. Coinciding with World Oceans Day this Thursday, the world’s leaders and ocean change-makers are gathering in New York to set a crucial international agenda on ocean protection.


Trees are a natural solution to challenges facing farmers

Published on: 5 June 2017

Leaving the European Union and, as a consequence, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will have a major impact on the rural landscape. It is essential that we collectively ensure this is used as an opportunity to rewrite land use policy.