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Legal targets on sewage welcomed, but urgent need remains for action on all sources of pollution

Published on: 25 April 2023

Wildlife and Countryside Link welcomed today’s announcement that targets to cut sewage pollution will be made legally binding, but also warned that the target must be stronger than that set in the Storm Overflows Reduction Plan

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"Only a well-focused, well-resourced and far-reaching plan will turn the tide for nature" - Link reacts to the Plan for Water

Published on: 4 April 2023

"Only a well-focused, well-resourced and far-reaching plan will turn the tide for nature" - Link reacts to the Plan for Water

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Gaps may be left in toxic forever chemical regulation reforms warn nature experts

Published on: 4 April 2023

Gaps may be left in toxic forever chemical regulation reforms warn nature experts

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Gold standard of ocean protection must not be tarnished by loss of pilot sites

Published on: 28 February 2023

Gold standard of ocean protection must not be tarnished by loss of pilot sites

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UK falling behind in the fight against toxic ‘forever chemical’ cocktail in our rivers

Published on: 28 February 2023

UK falling behind in the fight against toxic ‘forever chemical’ cocktail in our rivers

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Young Londoners encouraged to apply to get paid to protect the planet

Published on: 6 February 2023

Young Londoners encouraged to apply to get paid to protect the planet

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New Green Infrastructure Framework is an opportunity to brighten millions of lives

Published on: 1 February 2023

With one in three people – around 9.4 million households - lacking easy access to nature (and the huge health and wellbeing benefits that come from it) Wildlife and Countryside Link has warmly welcomed new Green infrastructure Standards from Natural England today.

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“New species funding must be more than a flash in the pan” – Wildlife and Countryside Link reacts to Environment Improvement Plan

Published on: 31 January 2023

Richard Benwell, CEO of Wildlife and Countryside Link, reacts to the launch of the Government's Environment Improvement Plan

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"Defra must be far braver and more generous in supporting regenerative agriculture with a whole farm approach" - Link reacts to publication of new environment targets

Published on: 26 January 2023

Richard Benwell, CEO of Wildlife and Countryside Link, reacts to the announcement on the roll out of actions to support nature-friendly farming

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"The days of fluffy wish lists must end" - Wildlife and Countryside Link reacts to Progress on Environmental Improvement Plan

Published on: 19 January 2023

The Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) has found that of 32 trends assessed across the breadth of the natural environment; nine trends were improving, eleven were static, and eight were deteriorating. Of 23 environmental targets assessed, none were found where Government’s progress was demonstrably on track.

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