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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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A World Richer in Nature: a rallying call for the UK to deliver a decade of action

Published on: 24 October 2022

Amidst political turmoil in Westminster, the RSPB has released a new report to set a clear plan for how the UK’s leaders must step up and deliver a decade of action. RSPB's International Policy Officer Fiona Dobson sets out the report's main recommendations.


Regulation is a public good not a dirty word

Published on: 21 October 2022

The sewage pollution scandal shows the dangers of deregulation and weakening standards. Paul de Zylva of Friends of the Earth asks how present ministers can make up for past failures and reboot regulation for good.


Nature and business are not at war

Published on: 20 October 2022

As accusations fly that environmental groups are part of an "anti-growth coalition", Kit Stoner (CEO of Bat Conservation Trust) highlights how nature and business are not at war, and how companies like Vistry Group are proud to partner with conservation organisations to work towards shared environmental goals.


The three pillars of success needed for Defra's farming review

Published on: 12 October 2022

After Defra announced that it is reviewing farming policy, Hannah Conway, Policy Officer at Wildlife & Countryside Link sets out how high ambition, ample investment and robust regulation will be key to its success


When will the UK governments roll out fishing vessel monitoring given the benefits for wildlife, fishers and the consumer?

Published on: 6 October 2022

WWF policy advisor Mario Ray explores how applying technology known as Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM) with cameras on fishing vessels would be a win-win-win for wildlife, fishers and the consumer.


Let’s wake up and act on water efficiency

Published on: 5 October 2022

Jo Osborn, Policy and Projects Manager at Waterwise, discusses the launch of the new water efficiency strategy, setting a vision of ‘A UK in which all people, homes and organisations are water-efficient’.


Local Nature Recovery Strategies: We will reap what we sow

Published on: 7 September 2022

Plantlife's Meg Griffiths highlights what needs to be done to ensure that the upcoming Local Nature Recovery Strategies are a success.


The Storm Overflows Discharge Reduction Plan: A missed opportunity to truly recover our waterways

Published on: 31 August 2022

Link's Matt Browne & Ellie Ward highlight the shortfalls in the Government's the Storm Overflows Discharge Reduction Plan.


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