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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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Power to the People to Revive our Rivers

Published on: 5 October 2021

A week on from their landmark 'State of Our Rivers' report, Mark Lloyd (CEO, The Rivers Trust) shares why 'knowledge is power' when it comes to our freshwater environment.


Gene editing for livestock is not the answer, rare breeds are

Published on: 30 September 2021

After the government announced that it will be relaxing rules on gene editing, Christopher Price, CEO of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust discusses the potential risks of gene editing for livestock.


What is inclusion?

Published on: 27 September 2021

National Inclusion Week 2021 takes place from Monday 27th September - Sunday 3rd October. Catriona Corfield, Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Woodland Trust, explores what inclusion is, and why it is vital.


How can citizen science support Blueprint for Water?

Published on: 24 September 2021

Isabel Bishop, Freshwater Research Lead at Earthwatch Europe, discusses the importance of citizen science not only for collecting data, but for raising awareness of and engagement with our blue spaces.


One year on from the Leaders Pledge for Nature

Published on: 22 September 2021

Georgina Chandler and Fiona Dobson, from the Global Policy Team at the RSPB, assess the UK Government’s progress in putting words into action for nature, one year on from the launch of the Leaders Pledge for Nature.


Are vital farming reforms in peril?

Published on: 21 September 2021

Alice Groom, Senior Policy Officer (Food and Farming) for RSPB and Barnaby Coupe, Land Use Policy Manager for The Wildlife Trusts reflect on the National Audit Office’s latest report on the new Environmental land Management Scheme


Celebrating the Autumn Equinox

Published on: 20 September 2021

Ahead of Autumn Equinox on Wednesday, actor, singer & environmentalist Martin Nelson writes on the significance of the moment for nature and climate campaigners.


Time to deliver a Planning Bill that works for people and nature

Published on: 16 September 2021

Matt Browne, Advocacy Lead at Wildlife and Countryside Link, writes on an opportune moment for rethinking planning reform.


Blue Spaces, Health and Well-Being: A Psychologist’s Perspective

Published on: 14 September 2021

Mathew White, Senior Scientist at the University of Vienna, shares why protecting and enhancing our blue spaces is not only critical for nature, but for our own long-term health and mental well-being.


Nature and the economy: how can we prosper within planetary limits?

Published on: 13 September 2021

Caroline Lucas MP and Richard Benwell write on the need for economic change to address the climate and ecological emergency.