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Nature and Wellbeing

The Nature and Wellbeing Strategy Group is a new Link group, and an evolution of the 25 Year Plan Working Group.

Co-Chair: Matt Williams, National Trust
Co-Chair: Dom Higgins, The Wildlife Trusts
Link: Emma Clarke, Policy and Information Coordinator

Update from the Group:

The Nature and Wellbeing Strategy Group is a new Link group, and an evolution of the 25 Year Plan Working Group. It stems from the recognition that members’ priorities and expertise stretch beyond purely the implementation of the 25 Year Plan – although that will still form a core part of the group’s work.

Furthermore, the importance of the natural environment to people’s health and wellbeing has shot up the public and political agenda as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will build on that momentum and use our collective expertise and influence to effect tangible policy changes that benefit people and nature.

The Group has recently produced its policy position on how the Government can meaningfully and effectively fulfil its commitment to protecting 30% of land for nature by 2030. If done correctly, 30x30 is a significant opportunity to protect and restore England’s nature for the good of wildlife, people, and tackling climate change.


For further information, contact Emma Clarke, Link's Policy and Information Coordinator.

Last updated: 30 November 2020

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Membership of Wildlife and Countryside Link is open to national and international voluntary or other non-profit organisations based in England. Member organisations must be able to demonstrate an interest in furthering the work of Link, and their aims must include the protection of wildlife, landscape and the quiet enjoyment and appreciation of the countryside. Individual members of the public are not eligible to join Link, but may be interested in joining one of Link's member organisations.

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