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Resounding support for tripling UK budget for defences against ‘nature invaders’

Published on: 24 October 2019

Charities across the conservation, wildlife, environment and recreation sectors, coordinated by Wildlife and Countryside Link[1], are overwhelmingly backing the hugely welcome calls to strengthen our defences against invasive plant and animal species, in a new report from the Environmental Audit Committee today (Fri 25 Oct).


Reports of crimes against wildlife continue to rise, reveals third annual wildlife crime report

Published on: 22 October 2019

Today Link's Wildlife Crime Working Group launches its third annual wildlife crime report. Reported incidents of wildlife crime continue to rise yet Government is still unable to record the extend of wildlife crime and identify hotspots.


Queen’s speech 2019: A welcome injection of ambition, but a long way to go to get nature off the critical list

Published on: 14 October 2019

Environment and animal welfare groups welcomed the inclusion of the Environment Bill in today’s Queen’s Speech, but are calling for ambitious targets and urgent delivery to turn positive aspirations into truly world-leading environmental laws.


Senior Defra adviser take on top job at biggest environmental coalition in England

Published on: 26 September 2019

Wildlife and Countryside Link is delighted to announce that Dr Richard Benwell will join it as Chief Executive from 1 October 2019


Celebrities and conservationists worldwide call for G20 ‘international intervention’ as Japan restarts commercial whaling

Published on: 27 June 2019

Celebrities and NGOs worldwide call for G20 ‘international whaling intervention’ as summit host Japan launches new whale killing programme


Saving the environment is more important to farmers than subsidising food productivity

Published on: 24 June 2019

A major survey of English farmers shows that farmers recognise the need for the environment and animal welfare to be prioritised in future Government policy, and acknowledge the key link between a thriving natural world and successful farming.


A letter calling on UK Governments to Seas Our Future

Published on: 13 June 2019

With one week until the close of the UK Marine Strategy consultation NGOs from around the UK are calling on UK Governments to #SeasOurFuture


Expanded Blue Belt welcomed - But Government must champion its protection

Published on: 31 May 2019

Conservation and environment groups welcome the new Marine Conservation Zones but warn they will be little more than 'paper parks' without effective management and well-resourced enforcement


SOS for sea-life - UK Marine Strategy shows spectacular failure to protect our seas

Published on: 10 May 2019

Conservation and environment groups are highlighting the spectacular failure of UK Governments to deliver on their collective promises to keep our seas healthy and biologically diverse.


Phase-out single-use plastics by 2025 not 2042

Published on: 22 March 2019

Government urged to stop 4,000 billion more single-use plastic items being thrown away


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