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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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Levelling up Blue Spaces

Published on: 19 August 2022

Chantelle Grundy, Access and Environment Lead at British Canoeing, shares how we can take action to level up access to our blue spaces.

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Chemical Pollution: The Silent Killer of UK Rivers

Published on: 18 August 2022

Steph Morren, Senior Policy Officer at RSPB, introduces the new report 'Chemical Pollution: The Silent Killer of UK Rivers'.

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The case for nutrient negativity

Published on: 18 August 2022

Ali Morse, Water Policy Manager at The Wildlife Trusts and Chair of Blueprint for Water, sets out the case for nutrient negativity.

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Levelling up on water efficiency

Published on: 17 August 2022

Nathan Richardson, Head of Policy and Strategy at Waterwise, shares why building greater ambition on water saving into policy on planning and levelling up will help people, businesses and the environment.

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Levelling up by restoring vulnerable & damaged floodplains

Published on: 16 August 2022

Olivia Nelson, Advocacy Officer at the Floodplain Meadows Partnership, shares how restoring our floodplains will deliver for nature and help tackle some of the most difficult challenges facing land planning and management in the UK.

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Fix the Fells: Winners of the Park Protector Awards 2022

Published on: 15 August 2022

Joanne Backshall, Policy Manager at Fix the Fells, explains the challenges and rewards of protecting the Lake District's fells, and why this restoration is so vital.

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River basin management plans – a levelling-up opportunity

Published on: 15 August 2022

Rob Collins, Head of Policy and Science at The Rivers Trust, explains how the huge levelling-up potential of River Basin Management Plans can be realised.

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We must increase our resilience to drought to protect people and nature from running out of water

Published on: 11 August 2022

As the UK faces a potential drought, Blueprint for Water set out what's needed to build our resilience and to secure a sustainable supply of water, for nature and for people.

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The King of the Jungle needs our help – why a ban on hunting trophy imports is long overdue

Published on: 10 August 2022

Arthur Thomas, public affairs manager at Humane Society International UK, discusses the threat to lions posed by trophy hunting and why the UK Government has a responsibility to ban imports of hunting trophies while supporting responsible conservation methods

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UK Government must use the opportunity of the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill to embed the right to a healthy environment in domestic law

Published on: 3 August 2022

Richard Benwell, CEO at Wildlife and Countryside Link, calls on the UK government to acknowledge that environmental inequality remains a serious issue in this country, with millions of people living shorter, unhealthier lives because they are breathing polluted air, or cannot access natural greenspace. 

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