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"Defra must be far braver and more generous in supporting regenerative agriculture with a whole farm approach" - Link reacts to publication of new environment targets

Published on: 26 January 2023

Richard Benwell, CEO of Wildlife and Countryside Link, reacts to the announcement on the roll out of actions to support nature-friendly farming

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"The days of fluffy wish lists must end" - Wildlife and Countryside Link reacts to Progress on Environmental Improvement Plan

Published on: 19 January 2023

The Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) has found that of 32 trends assessed across the breadth of the natural environment; nine trends were improving, eleven were static, and eight were deteriorating. Of 23 environmental targets assessed, none were found where Government’s progress was demonstrably on track.

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“An economic and environmental wrecking ball” – new figures reveal ripping up of retained EU laws could cost £82bn for the UK

Published on: 18 January 2023

Figures released today by environmental organisations reveal that the economic costs of removing or weakening laws in just four of the areas covered by the REUL Bill could reach £82.94bn over thirty years.

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"A job half done" - Wildlife and Countryside Link reacts to publication of new environment targets

Published on: 16 December 2022

Richard Benwell, CEO of Wildlife and Countryside Link, reacts to the publication of the Government's new legally binding environment targets

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