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Press releases are one channel for our members to raise awareness of joint sector issues. The latest press releases can be read here.

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Wildlife and Countryside Link response to the shift in Government's bovine TB strategy

Published on: 5 March 2020

Wildlife and Countryside Link response to the shift in Government's bovine TB strategy


Environment Bill a once-in-a-generation opportunity to help nature

Published on: 30 January 2020

We're urging the Government to grasp this once-in-generation opportunity to save nature, by strengthening the Environment Bill


Welcome return of the Agriculture Bill keeping the course for nature’s recovery

Published on: 16 January 2020

The return of the Agriculture Bill, is hugely welcome. We now need long-term funding plans, high standards in trade deals, & strong enforcement to support this much-needed legislation


Government urged to make tackling climate and nature crises a top farming resolution

Published on: 8 January 2020

Environmentalists, farmers and scientists are calling on the Government to put tackling our climate and nature crises at the top of their New Year’s farming resolutions.


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.