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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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More than just a meter

Published on: 10 May 2017


Water resilient cities and schools

Published on: 28 April 2017


We need to talk about nitrogen: air pollution's impact on nature

Published on: 26 April 2017

Excessive nitrogen in the atmosphere is one of the greatest threats to our wildlife and habitats, yet few people have even heard about it. Air quality plans and new farming policy post-Brexit are key opportunities for the next UK government to tackle this forgotten issue.


What does Brexit mean for wildlife trafficking

Published on: 19 April 2017

Much of our law protecting the environment and the natural world comes from Europe. The extent to which the UK will retain or change this legislation following Brexit hangs in the balance. Whatever the make-up of our Government following the upcoming General Election, it must not be allowed to sacrifice the future of wildlife and the natural world on the altar of trade.


Farming is part of a much greater whole

Published on: 10 April 2017

Appearing before a number of Commons and Lords Committees recently, Minister for Agriculture George Eustice laid out the principles guiding his approach to the farming sector as we leave the Common Agricultural Policy.


Agriculture faces trade deal challenges

Published on: 6 April 2017

British experts negotiating trade deals has not happened for over 44 years, so what challenges do we face as we try to protect our high welfare standards, particularly in farming, from being undermined by cheaper produce produced at lower standards?


Sign the charter and we will plant a tree

Published on: 4 April 2017

The Woodland Trust is leading 70 partner organisations, including many Link members, in the call for a Charter for Trees, Woods and People. This Tree Charter will speak for every person and every tree in the UK and will set out our rights and responsibilities towards trees and woods in the UK. The Tree Charter will be launched on 6th November 2017, the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest.