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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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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.


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.


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.


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.


Link statement about the EU Referendum

Published on: 20 April 2016

Link’s trustees have decided that the organisation will not engage in the public debate on the EU Referendum. For further information on activities being carried out by Link members, access their websites via the membership page.


Bee-killing Asian hornets could arrive in Britain soon

Published on: 29 February 2016

29 February-4th March sees the launch of Invasives Species Week, which aims to raise awareness of the huge problem of invasive non-native species (INNS) like the Asian hornet (Vespa velutina) that is likely to arrive in the UK soon.


Environmental charities challenge Government on economic decisions

Published on: 21 September 2015

Welcoming the Government’s response to the Natural Capital Committee’s Third Report, environmental organisations challenged the Government to correct chronic under-valuation of nature in decision-making by implementing the Committee’s recommendations and strengthening the Committee.


Putting nature at the heart of plans for farming and for water

Published on: 14 September 2015

Voluntary organisations have come together to produce ambitious visions for England’s farmland and the country’s water. Wildlife and Countryside Link (Link) - a coalition of 46 voluntary organisations – has produced two significant publications.