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  • Blog Post: Fighting for farmland wildlife

    Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson, was on pugnacious form at a parliamentary reception hosted by Joan Walley MP yesterday. He was responding to Link’s assessment of the coalition Government’s track record on the environment. It was good to see him engaging in discussion on issues as...
  • Blog Post: The view from the city

    In honour of the Olympics, I have invited our London team to provide an insight into the wildlife and our work in our capital city. So, if you need a break from watching cycling, swimming or steeplechase, here's a glimpse of what will still be there long after the Games moves on to Rio... Common...
  • Blog Post: Ding! Ding! Round 2 of the EU Budget talks: time to send a message to the Prime Minister

    On 7 February, round two of the EU Budget negotiations begins. For those of you that have not been following this saga, 27 Heads of State need to agree how to spend about a trillion Euros over the 2014-2020. Their meeting next week is the latest attempt to thrash out a deal. The last time they met, the...
  • Blog Post: Guest blog on CAP reform from Secretary of State, Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP

    Today, I am pleased to be able to host a guest blog from the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP. Here she outlines the UK Government's ambitions for reform of the Common Agriculture Policy. There is still a long way to go in these negotiations but...
  • Blog Post: Being Lord Voldemort

    I spent yesterday at the Cereals Show near Sleaford. Yes, I know, you envy my glamorous lifestyle. I went along to the Oxford Farming Conference debate on CAP reform and market volatility. After a while, I felt a little strange. Something wasn't quite right. I heard three oblique references to...
  • Blog Post: How to avoid nature conservation 'kerplunk'

    The natural environment took two big hits yesterday: Defra fared particularly badly in the spending review and we also received final confirmation that European politicians had failed to green the Common Agriculture Policy. First, the Spending Review : with a 10 percent cut, DEFRA was once again amongst...
  • Blog Post: Speaking up for nature

    At times it’s felt like we’ve dominated the BBC this week! It’s been so ‘newsworthy’, today I’m going to reflect on some of our main stories from the past few days. We have been completely floored by the rumour circulating in Brussels that funding for wildlife-friendly...