Craig McGuicken
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Environmental groups face huge cuts to budgets

Environmental groups in Northern Ireland are facing huge cuts to their budgets after the money they receive from government was slashed.

Letters from the Department of Environment to a range of organisations that work in areas like tourism, environmental heritage and hills management, began arriving on Wednesday.

Craig McGuicken from Northern Ireland Environment Link said his organisation's funding had been cut from £200,000 to £50,000.

BBC News NI's Will Leitch reports.