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36 animal welfare organisations warn of public dismay as animals become victims of Brexit

Published on: 19 February 2019

A huge coalition of animal welfare organisations call on Governments in the UK to heed passionate public opinion on protecting animals and a major Parliamentary event with cross-party support to fully recognise animal sentience in UK law post-Brexit.


New environmental scorecards reveal good news but gaps in water company five-year plans

Published on: 29 January 2019

Blueprint for Water publishes environment assessments of water companies' PR19 business plans.


Clean Air Strategy: progress for wildlife and people on ammonia - the ‘poor cousin’ of air pollution

Published on: 14 January 2019

NGO's response to ammonia measures in the Government's final Clean Air Strategy.


The plastic cost of Christmas – the weight of 215,000 polar bears in plastic waste

Published on: 20 December 2018

The plastic cost of Christmas will still be huge this year despite increasing recycling rates, 23 nature charities co-ordinated by Wildlife and Countryside Link, are warning today.


Reform essential to tackle rising wildlife crime and ‘appallingly low’ number of convictions

Published on: 30 November 2018

The second Annual Wildlife Crime Report, produced by members of the Wildlife and Countryside Link and Wales Environment Link coalitions, reveals that reported terrestrial wildlife crime incidents against bats, badgers and birds of prey rose by an average of 24% last year, with the number of wildlife crimes incidents reported rising by 9% overall.


Government urged to remove ‘badger blinkers’ to cut bovine TB and save taxpayer funds

Published on: 13 November 2018

Wildlife charities are warning that badger-blaming is blinding the Government to more effective ways to stop TB and protect both cattle and our native wildlife as a new review is published today


‘Gold standard’ environment pledge tarnished by lack of environmental Budget measures

Published on: 29 October 2018

Responding to the Budget, 18 environmental groups are highlighting their disappointment with the limited new initiatives and lack of funding for nature announced today.


Unbeerlievable – is dirty beer the future? New campaign to save our water laws

Published on: 9 October 2018

Imagine a world where your beer looked, smelt and tasted like dirty water. That’s the scenario 100 NGOs across Europe want to prevent as they launch a new campaign to defend our waters #ProtectWater


Killer whale wipe out warning prompts calls for urgent Government action

Published on: 27 September 2018

New research from international experts published today in Science magazine shows half of the world’s Orca populations are likely to be wiped out by an invisible chemical pollutant in our oceans


A steady flow of joint work from water companies and eNGOs to boost the environment

Published on: 10 September 2018

Twenty environmental NGOs, co-ordinated by Blueprint for Water, and nine water companies are announcing a set of shared principles setting out how they will work together to help leave the environment in a better state.


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