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‘If we and the rest of the back-boned animals were to disappear overnight, the rest of the world would get on pretty well. But if the invertebrates were to disappear, the world's ecosystems would collapse.’ Sir David Attenborough

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Tawny mining bee

(Andrena fulva)

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Bug facts

  • 60% of all invertebrate

    species are declining

  • £510 million

    worth of pollination is provided by pollinating insects.

  • 8 out of 10

    wildflowers could disappear without insect pollination 

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News

  • Unlocking the mystery of brownfield habitat: First ever national inventory launched

    The first ever national inventory of wildlife rich brownfield habitat has been launched on a new interactive website in partnership with Natural England, Buglife, the Invertebrate Conservation Trust and Defra....

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  • Meadows project to create buzz in York

    Since the 1940’s large-scale changes in land use has resulted in a 97% loss of flower-rich wild flower meadows being lost in the UK....

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  • Serious set back for An Camas Mor

    Springfield Properties, the developer behind An Camas Mor, has pulled out of their partnership with landowner, the Rothiemurchus Estate. Whilst the Rothiemurchus Estate is to seek a new developer to work with, Buglife believes this is a major set back for this damaging development in the Cairngorms....

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Events

  • Bugs Family Day and Film Screening

    Bugs and all manner of creepy crawlies return to the Roland Levinsky Building in Plymouth for another day of fun for all the family. This year, we take our inspiration from the Peninsula Arts Gallery exhibition Apiculture and we’ll be busy buzzing about our honey making friends the Bee....

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  • Paignton Zoo Insect Week

    To celebrate the launch of Paignton Zoo's fantastic new invertebrate exhibit "Investigate" they are hosting a fun-filled insect themed week. During May half term there will be fun workshops and face painting, plus you can meet weird and wonderful bugs and explore the amazing biodiversity our insect friends have to offer!   ...

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  • Eureka - Nature's Stage

    Join us at Eureka! The National Children’s Museum on Friday 25th April. ...

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News

Unlocking the mystery of brownfield habitat: First ever national inventory launched

The first ever national inventory of wildlife rich brownfield habitat has been launched on a new interactive website in partnership with Natural England, Buglife, the Invertebrate Conservation Trust and Defra.... 17/04/2014 image

Meadows project to create buzz in York

Since the 1940’s large-scale changes in land use has resulted in a 97% loss of flower-rich wild flower meadows being lost in the UK.... 16/04/2014 image

Events

Bugs Family Day and Film Screening

Bugs and all manner of creepy crawlies return to the Roland Levinsky Building in Plymouth for another day of fun for all the family. This year, we take our inspiration from the Peninsula Arts Gallery exhibition Apiculture and we’ll be busy buzzing about our honey making friends the Bee.... 23/04/2014 image

Paignton Zoo Insect Week

To celebrate the launch of Paignton Zoo's fantastic new invertebrate exhibit "Investigate" they are hosting a fun-filled insect themed week. During May half term there will be fun workshops and face painting, plus you can meet weird and wonderful bugs and explore the amazing biodiversity our insect friends have to offer!   ... 23/04/2014 image