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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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Native trees need to be at the heart of woodland expansion

Published on: 3 December 2021

Matt Browne, Advocacy Lead at Wildlife & Countryside Link, marks National Trees Week with a piece celebrating the nature and climate benefits provided by native tree species.

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The Sustainable Farming Incentive offers a low-ambition starting point

Published on: 2 December 2021

As Defra unveils its plans for the Sustainable Farming Incentive today, Martin Lines, Chair of the Nature Friendly Farmers Network says that the scheme needs to improve in the coming years to support farmers already going above and beyond for nature and climate

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A new report, for the first time, maps and quantifies the English North Sea’s carbon assets

Published on: 2 December 2021

A new report, for the first time, maps and quantifies the English North Sea’s carbon assets

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The UK’s marine strategy is inadequate to restore our seas to good health and is in urgent need of reform

Published on: 1 December 2021

The UK’s marine strategy is inadequate to restore our seas to good health and is in urgent need of reform

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Trees on Farms: increasing agricultural ecosystem services from trees

Published on: 30 November 2021

Macarena Cárdenas, Research Manager at Earthwatch Europe, presents a new policy brief addressing the challenges faced in increasing the uptake and positive environmental impact of tree planting on farms in the UK

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Recycling our land, for the sake of the countryside

Published on: 18 November 2021

Philippa Oppenheimer, Land Use Officer at CPRE, writes on the launch of a new report on brownfield land supply in England.

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Hope for Britain’s degraded biodiversity?

Published on: 11 November 2021

Nida Al-Fulaij, Conservation Research Manager at PTES, shares why we must be wise and take a precautionary approach in the quinquennial review, giving protection to species that are vulnerable to extinction now.

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Walking – a simple solution to a big problem?

Published on: 11 November 2021

On Cities, Regions & Built Environment Day at COP26, Kate Conto, Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer at the Ramblers, explains why walking can help the UK meet its climate goals.

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COP26: Beginnings of a green energy revolution for offshore wind

Published on: 9 November 2021

Samuel Wrobel, Policy Officer for Offshore Wind at RSPB, writes that offshore wind will play a crucial role in the UK’s efforts to reach net zero, however installing this technology at the scale and pace needed to decarbonise our energy systems while protecting nature is no easy task.

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Grasslands for climate

Published on: 9 November 2021

Honor Eldridge, Policy Lead at Plantlife International, discusses why species-rich grasslands are an overlooked solution to climate change, and why the new Environmental Land Management Scheme should reward farmers and land managers for the restoration and sustainable management of species-rich grasslands.

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