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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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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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The Retained EU Law Bill should be withdrawn

Published on: 24 November 2022

Richard Benwell, CEO at Wildlife and Countryside Link, sets out three risks posed by the Retained EU Law Bill to environmental protection, and why environment charities are calling for the bill to be withdrawn.

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It’s time to get Environmental Land Management right

Published on: 24 November 2022

Before a rumoured announcement on the future of the Government's flagship farming and land policy (Environmental Land Management), farming leads Alice Groom (RSPB), Marcus Gilleard (National Trust) and Barnaby Coupe (The Wildlife Trusts) say we need to see a clear departure from the old agri-environment schemes for nature's recovery.

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