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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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When will the government realise that National Parks hold the key to tackling climate change?

Published on: 24 June 2021

Anita Konrad, Chief Executive of Campaign for National Parks

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Planning should be at the heart of reaching net zero

Published on: 22 June 2021

Ensuring that we have a planning system which integrates climate and environment objectives will be crucial to meeting the UK’s ambitions on these issues, says Signe Norberg, Head of Public Affairs and Communications at the Aldersgate Group.

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The route to success for new Highly Protected Marine Areas

Published on: 18 June 2021

Responding to the announcement that the Government will pilot Highly Protected Marine Areas, Gareth Cunningham, Co-Chair of the Link Marine Group, explains why this is an important development for marine policy and how they can be successfully delivered to best protect the marine environment

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We need to talk about ALAN

Published on: 17 June 2021

David Smith, Social Change and Advocacy Officer at Buglife explains how excessive Artificial Lighting At Night (ALAN) is contributing to the nature crisis, and how ALAN needs to change to protect nature's night shift.

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Chemical pollution, the other driver of the nature crisis

Published on: 16 June 2021

Dr Francesca Bevan (Marine Conservation Society) & Dr Julie Schneider (CHEM Trust) discuss what we know-and what we don't- about the damage chemical pollution is doing to UK marine & freshwater wildlife, with a look ahead to the UK Chemicals Strategy

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Species abundance target: what’s in a word?

Published on: 9 June 2021

Richard Benwell, CEO at Wildlife and Countryside Link, responds to Government's new Environment Bill amendment, explaining why this falls far short of the promised "net zero for nature" and how a simple change could make a world of difference.

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Hope in a time of Anxiety

Published on: 9 June 2021

Andy Lester, Head of Conservation at A Rocha UK, writes on the hope that needs to lie behind our words and action for nature, and what this means for the UK conservation movement.

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It's time to make our National Parks wilder

Published on: 8 June 2021

For the launch of Rewilding Britain's campaign for Wilder National Parks today, Guy Shrubsole explains what's needed for our national parks to be wilder so that they can lead the way in turning the page on nature-depleted Britain.

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Lifting Baseline Syndrome: The tide of ocean restoration should now lift us all

Published on: 8 June 2021

On World Ocean Day, Surfers Against Sewage CEO Hugo Tagholm explains why ocean recovery must be at the heart of human recovery, in a message for global leaders ahead of this week’s G7 summit in Cornwall, the home of Surfers Against Sewage

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A call for a truly ambitious Seabird Conservation Strategy

Published on: 7 June 2021

Ahead of World Ocean Day, Jacques Villemot, Marine Policy Officer at RSPB, explains the international importance of the UK's seabird populations and calls for an ambitious Seabird Conservation Strategy to be delivered by Government

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