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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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Celebrating our seas in National Marine Week

Published on: 1 August 2018

Each year, The Wildlife Trusts hold National Marine Week to celebrate our wonderful seas and the amazing wildlife and habitats found beneath the waves.


Wildlife crime policing strategy a big step forward

Published on: 30 July 2018

On 25th July the UK Wildlife Crime Policing Strategy for 2018-2021 was launched at the Rural Crime Summit, hosted by North Yorkshire Police in Harrogate, alongside the Rural Affairs Strategy.


A whale too far for Icelandic whaling

Published on: 26 July 2018

There was global outcry this month when news broke that a supposed fin whale killed by Icelandic whaling company Hvalur hf may in fact be a blue or blue/fin whale hybrid.


Change is on the horizon for National Parks

Published on: 23 July 2018

Our National Parks are incredible assets to the economy, to our wellbeing and to our wildlife. But this year’s National Parks Week comes at a time of uncertainty about what the future holds for these important areas.


Marine Protected Areas for now, the future and beyond.

Published on: 20 July 2018

This could be it for a generation in England – the last chance to really see a significant increase in the area protected at sea.


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?