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Wildlife crimes going unpunished without proper reporting

Published on: 26 November 2017

Crimes against wildlife are going unpunished, as crime figures aren’t properly recorded and assessed, warns a wildlife coalition as it launches a new report.

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Environment groups welcome plastic pollution plans but urge caution on homes planning

Published on: 15 November 2017

Environment groups have today welcomed the Chancellor’s commitment to investigate charges for single use plastics. This has the potential to make a big environmental impact, as plastic bag charges have shown, with a more than 80% fall in bags being handed out by retailers since charges were introduced.

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Quotes on Withdrawal Bill

Published on: 15 November 2017

Additional Link member quotes on relating to environmental and animal welfare principles post-Brexit.

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Government creating gaping Brexit environmental legal loopholes warn charities

Published on: 15 November 2017

A major coalition of twenty-eight environment and wildlife organisations are today warning that despite welcome commitments on environmental protections, the UK Government could still create loopholes in environmental law as part of the Brexit transition. This could have damaging consequences for the environment and animal welfare.

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New report shows future farming needs the environment after Brexit

Published on: 29 September 2017

The best way to secure a future for English farming after Brexit is to put the environment at the centre of any new agricultural policy. This is according to a group of more than twenty farming, environment and animal welfare organisations.

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NGOs call for wildlife havens to be protected from new development

Published on: 15 September 2017

Wildlife and Countryside Link (Link) has published new guidance to help Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) deal with development applications on brownfield land in England.

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Ballast convention reduces mitten crab threat, but it’s not the end of the story

Published on: 27 March 2017

At the start of Invasive Species Week, environmental organisations have welcomed the Government’s commitment to tackle the risk posed by ships’ ballast water.

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NGOs call for UK to defend nature as EU saves its flagship legislation

Published on: 7 December 2016

Following an 18 month Defend Nature campaign run by environmental NGOs across Europe - and a public consultation with a record 550,000 respondents - European Commissioners today decided to save the EU’s flagship environment legislation; the Birds and Habitats Directives.

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Link response to EU Referendum result

Published on: 24 June 2016

Dr Elaine King, Director of Wildlife and Countryside Link, responds to the EU Referendum result.

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