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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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It is time to uphold the legacy of the National Parks and Countryside Act

Published on: 16 December 2022

Dr Rose O’Neill, Chief Executive of Campaign for National Parks, marks the Anniversary of the 1949 National Parks and Countryside Act - calling for the legislation to be updated in the face of the climate and biodiversity crisis


The final stretch of COP15 - how’s it all going?

Published on: 15 December 2022

As we head into the final stretch of COP15, Imogen Cripps, Policy Officer at Wildlife and Countryside Link, reflects on progress so far, with updates from Link members who are attending the talks in Montreal.


The 12 days of water policy

Published on: 14 December 2022

Nik Perepelov, Senior Water Policy Officer at RSPB and Vice Chair of Blueprint for Water, reflects on the year in water policy.


COP15 is finally here - what will make it a success?

Published on: 7 December 2022

As COP15 finally gets underway in Montreal, Imogen Cripps, Policy Officer at Wildlife and Countryside Link, sets out what we hope the talks will deliver for nature.


Wildlife crime is continually changing and so is the Police response

Published on: 30 November 2022

As Wildlife and Countryside Link publishes its annual report on wildlife crime, Chief Inspector Kevin Kelly, Head of National Wildlife Crime Unit, highlights how the response from police is continually evolving


Expanding the freedom to roam

Published on: 30 November 2022

Oliver Hicks-Pattison, Senior Campaigns Officer at the Ramblers, talks about a new campaign to give us all the right to roam in nature near our home.


How should DEFRA catch up on its breach of the Environment Act targets duty?

Published on: 29 November 2022

Richard Benwell, CEO at Wildlife and Countryside Link, calls for haste and higher ambition for protected site condition and water quality in the Environment Act targets framework.


Wildlife crime is still at shockingly high levels, but is the Government ready to get tough on it?

Published on: 29 November 2022

Martin Sims, chair of Wildlife and Countryside Link's wildlife crime working group writes how this year's Wildlife Crime Report could be the start of the journey to the UK Government listening to calls to make a number of wildlife crimes notifiable


The Commitment – your vote for a healthy planet

Published on: 25 November 2022

Kari-ann Whitbread, Head of Fundraising at The Commitment, outlines how people can speed up government action on the climate and biodiversity by showing politicians that their voters want urgent action.


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