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The Link Blog is a space for members, and others, to express their views about the natural environment.


It includes our year plan and Agriculture Bill series, as well as our Blueprint for Water focused blogs.

If you would like to contribute a blog, please contact Emma Adler.

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How can citizen science support Blueprint for Water?

Published on: 24 September 2021

Isabel Bishop, Freshwater Research Lead at Earthwatch Europe, discusses the importance of citizen science not only for collecting data, but for raising awareness of and engagement with our blue spaces.

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One year on from the Leaders Pledge for Nature

Published on: 22 September 2021

Georgina Chandler and Fiona Dobson, from the Global Policy Team at the RSPB, assess the UK Government’s progress in putting words into action for nature, one year on from the launch of the Leaders Pledge for Nature.

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Are vital farming reforms in peril?

Published on: 21 September 2021

Alice Groom, Senior Policy Officer (Food and Farming) for RSPB and Barnaby Coupe, Land Use Policy Manager for The Wildlife Trusts reflect on the National Audit Office’s latest report on the new Environmental land Management Scheme

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Celebrating the Autumn Equinox

Published on: 20 September 2021

Ahead of Autumn Equinox on Wednesday, actor, singer & environmentalist Martin Nelson writes on the significance of the moment for nature and climate campaigners.

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Time to deliver a Planning Bill that works for people and nature

Published on: 16 September 2021

Matt Browne, Advocacy Lead at Wildlife and Countryside Link, writes on an opportune moment for rethinking planning reform.

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Blue Spaces, Health and Well-Being: A Psychologist’s Perspective

Published on: 14 September 2021

Mathew White, Senior Scientist at the University of Vienna, shares why protecting and enhancing our blue spaces is not only critical for nature, but for our own long-term health and mental well-being.

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Nature and the economy: how can we prosper within planetary limits?

Published on: 13 September 2021

Caroline Lucas MP and Richard Benwell write on the need for economic change to address the climate and ecological emergency.

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Driving Down Pollution From Source to Sea

Published on: 13 September 2021

The state of waterways in the UK are at an all-time low. Amy Slack, Head of Campaigns and Policy at Surfers Against Sewage, and Charles Watson, Chairman and Founder of River Action UK, set out the action we need drive down pollution & halt this decline.

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A Blueprint for Freshwater Biodiversity Recovery

Published on: 10 September 2021

Our freshwater biodiversity is in dire trouble. Stewart Clarke of National Trust, Jeremy Biggs of Freshwater Habitats Trust and Carl Sayer of UCL discuss why, and share the action required to ensure our freshwaters are flourishing, not failing.

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A freshwater recovery plan - Actions to recover England's waters and wildlife

Published on: 10 September 2021

Blueprint for Water is launching its new Vision for the freshwater environment. Ali Morse, Chair of Blueprint for Water, and Jazz Austin, Vice Chair of Blueprint for Water, discuss what this means and why action is needed, for people and for nature.

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