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Experts shine a light on invisible wildlife crime with a new annual report

Published on: 16 April 2018

The first ever annual wildlife crime report for England and Wales is being launched by Wildlife and Countryside Link and Wales Environment Link. The report highlights the number of crimes against wild animals and birds recorded by NGOs, in the absence of government and police data. They aim to shine a light on the hidden deaths, suffering, and conservation impacts of wildlife crime in England and Wales.


Gove getting drastic on plastic but manufacturers must shoulder responsibility to slash production

Published on: 28 March 2018

Links comment on the announcement of a Deposit Return Scheme to be launched in England.


Multi-billion pound bill from ‘nature invaders’ set to soar post-Brexit

Published on: 26 March 2018

A coalition of conservation charities, coordinated by Wildlife and Countryside Link1, is warning that action is needed from the Government to tackle the potentially spiralling cost to the economy of invasive plant and animal species post-Brexit.


Government applauded for putting the environment at the heart of post-Brexit farming proposals

Published on: 27 February 2018

Link's response to Command Paper for the Agriculture Bill.


Scale of ‘packaging waste mountain’ to be climbed means legally-binding targets are essential – warn charities

Published on: 22 February 2018

Responding to new waste and recycling figures published by DEFRA, Eighteen environmental groups (co-ordinated by Wildlife and Countryside Link) are warning that the UK Government must set ambitious and legally binding targets to deal with our growing ‘packaging waste mountain.’


Michael Gove’s hand in glove approach on farming and the environment is welcome

Published on: 20 February 2018

Link's response to Michael Gove's 'Brighter future for farming' speech at the NFU Conference speech 2018.


UK leads the way to halt alarming number of EU fishing fleet dolphin deaths

Published on: 8 February 2018

UK marine campaigning charities, with EU counterparts are urging the French, Spanish and Irish Governments to take urgent action to cut alarming numbers of dolphin and porpoise deaths


Forty animal charities call for Government to put words into action on Post-Brexit animal welfare

Published on: 16 January 2018

Government urged to take action on cruel puppy trade, live farm animal exports, foie gras and fur imports, farm subsidies and severe animal experiments to ensure UK can maintain its role as pioneer for animals as Britain exits EU.


Environment charities welcome 25 Year Environment Plan, but an Environment Act needs to secure its success

Published on: 11 January 2018

The Prime Minister’s commitments on the environment and the UK Government’s long awaited 25 Year Environment Plan - launched today - have been welcomed by a coalition of 31 organisations represented by Wildlife and Countryside Link.