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Debate on global biodiversity commitments - environment groups warn the UK needs more than a wish list for nature

Published on: 14 May 2024

Nature groups are calling for plan on how UK will meet global nature targets (agreed at COP15( to set out how the UK will contribute to the global effort to halt and reverse the decline of nature by 2030, to close the big gap between ambition and action

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Charities meet with Liberal Democrat environmental spokesperson to call for General Election commitments to stop nature’s collapse

Published on: 8 May 2024

Environmental groups met today with Tim Farron MP, Liberal Democrat frontbench spokesperson for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to deliver the ‘Nature 2030 Open Letter’, signed by over 100,000 people across the country.

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Nature charities back UK pressing ahead with world-leading sandeel protections, despite EU legal pressure

Published on: 30 April 2024

UK and international conservation groups, are today announcing their strong support for the UK Government committing to closing Scottish and English North Sea waters to sandeel fishing, in the face of EU opposition to the action.

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Wildlife and climate campaigners unite in what could be the biggest ever march for nature

Published on: 24 April 2024

Environment campaigners are urging anyone who cares for nature to unite and march through London to Parliament Square on Saturday 22 June, with a simple demand to all political parties: Restore Nature Now.

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‘100,000 voices for nature can’t be ignored’ Charities meet with Green Party co-leader to call for action to stop nature’s collapse at the next election

Published on: 15 April 2024

Environmental groups met with the co-leader of the Green Party Adrian Ramsay at Black Bourn Valley Reserve in Suffolk to deliver their ‘Nature 2030 Open Letter’ signed by 100,000 people across the country

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Wildlife and Countryside Link reacts to publication of storm overflow spill data for 2023

Published on: 28 March 2024

As figures show a big increase in sewage pollution, campaigners are calling for measures including making polluters pay for the damage they cause, and a for a green duty to drive more investment into natural solutions to clean up river catchments countrywide

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Charity responds to recent announcements on the use of harmful pesticides

Published on: 5 March 2024

Ahead of a Westminister Hall debate (Tuesday 5th March) on the continued use of Neonicotinoids, Wildlife and Countryside Link has again called for the phasing out of toxic pesticides and for the government to deliver on its long-awaited strategy on pesticide use.

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Wildlife and Countryside Link statement on recent media reporting

Published on: 13 February 2024

News reports from multiple media outlets about Wildlife and Countryside Link’s evidence on racism and the countryside have taken comments from an inquiry response to MPs and misrepresented them out of context

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Frontrunner councils show that Biodiversity Net Gain can be more than a glorified offsetting scheme

Published on: 7 February 2024

Ahead of roll out of mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) on 12 February, Wildlife and Countryside Link (Link) has released new analysis revealing that in most Local Authorities, Biodiversity Net Gain will fail to go beyond “offsetting”

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Environment coalition welcomes steps on sandeels and Marine Protected Areas

Published on: 31 January 2024

Marking one year since the publication of the Environment Improvement Plan, Government today announced actions for nature that have been welcomed by environmental coalition Wildlife and Countryside Link.

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