Wildlife and Countryside Link is the largest environment and wildlife coalition in England. It brings together 61 organisations to use their strong joint voice for the protection of nature. Members campaign to “conserve, enhance and access our landscapes, animals, plants, habitats, rivers and seas.” Together it brings the support of over eight million people in the UK and directly protect over 750,000 hectares of land and 800 miles of coastline.
Here’s a small selection of the posts that you’ll find on the Wildlife and Countryside Link blog pages:
Many people think that commercial whaling has been consigned to history; in fact, it is thriving – Mark Simmonds OBE, outgoing Chair of the Link Marine Mammals Group, outlines his thoughts on the the continuation of whaling around the world and the role of the International Whaling Commission.
Improving evidence use in ecological mitigation for protected species – Bronwen Hunter, PhD student at the University of Sussex, outlines the findings and recommendations from her research to improve species-based mitigation
Guiding the restoration of our rare wildflower meadows – Honor Eldridge, Farming Policy Lead at Plantlife introduces the new Meadows Hub.
Wild Fish: the importance of cultural and community initiatives in seeking to save wild salmon – Nick Measham, CEO at Salmon & Trout Conservation introduces the new Wild Fish journal.
Shaping local food systems to deliver for people and nature – Marcus Nyman, Senior Policy Officer at RSPB writes about how local food systems benefit communities and nature.
Protecting our blue spaces this summer – David Dangerfield of the Environment Agency highlights the Water Warriors campaign.