In June, LINK brought together 97 organisations to write to the First Minister to ask her to take action to protect, enhance and restore our environment – as the best insurance against climate change and to provide subsequent generations with a sustainable future. The First Minister’s reply … [continue reading] Nicola Sturgeon’s letter underlines commitment to nature. Now let’s see a Scottish Environment Act!
Stand up for the nature you love! Is it bumblebees in your local park? Puffins in the Firth of Forth? Oak trees on the banks of Loch Lomond? Join the Fight for Scotland’s Nature by tweeting your nature pictures or videos to Nicola Sturgeon. 1/ Take a photo or video of what you love. Maybe you’re in the picture too … [continue reading] Tweet Nicola Sturgeon your nature pictures!
If our natural environment is being harmed, and our government fails in its duty to protect it, who can we turn to? In 2012, conservation group WWF complained to the European Commission that the UK government hadn’t set up any protected areas for the harbour porpoise. With its chunky body, triangular fin … [continue reading] Without EU environmental protection, the Scottish Government must fill the gap
EU environmental principles have helped us effectively address environmental issues in a systematic way. They have been fundamental to ensuring consistent decision-making, and therefore providing greater certainty for business and others, as well as ensuring that the way in which we protect our natural wealth and seek to rectify environmental harm is effective and targeted. … [continue reading] Straight to the source
"Our planet faces a climate emergency. Inextricably linked to this emergency is looming ecological disaster. Time is running out to tackle these huge global challenges. It will take concerted, radical action from leaders around the world to pave the way for transformative change in line with our sustainable development commitments. … [continue reading] 97 organisations write to Nicola Sturgeon calling for a Scottish Environment Act
It’s an unavoidable truth that in nature conservation, success can sometimes produce intangible results. Much of what we try to achieve inevitably comprises stopping bad things happening to the environment. A successful bridge-builder has a bridge to look at where there was none; a fund manager, funds to help spend; a medic has well people, who were previously sick. The successful environmental campaigner might find … [continue reading] Better than Cure