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Meadows project to create buzz in York

Vanessa Amaral-Rogers

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. But, a new project, York’s Buzzing, to be launched this week by environmental charity Buglife, in partnership with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, City of York Council, and York Friends of the Earth will transform an area 50 times the size of York Minster’s nave, into vibrant meadows buzzing with wildlife and rich with colourful wildflowers that both people and pollinators can enjoy.

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Serious set back for An Camas Mor

Scott Shanks

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. The new town at An Camas Mor, for 1,500 houses, threatens the wildlife rich habitats of Cairngorms National Park and its sites of European importance for conservation.

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New report reveals dramatic declines in South West’s struggling bees

A new report on bees in South West England by nature conservation charity Buglife reveals that up to 75% of some of our most threatened bee species have been lost in some counties. The South West Bees Report researched 23 species considered to be at risk in the UK, twenty are declining whilst three have become extinct.

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Common pesticides more toxic than originally thought

A new study has found that a number of commonly used pesticides are far more dangerous to humans than we have been led to believe. The study undertaken by a team in France looked at nine pesticides, three fungicides, insecticides and herbicides, including two neonicotinoids and Roundup, the most frequently used pesticide worldwide.

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Fallin Bing: From Coalfield to Brownfield Celebration Event

Suzanne Bairner

On Tuesday 25th March Buglife Scotland hosted an event at Fallin Miners Welfare and Social Club to celebrate the project ‘Fallin Bing: From Coalfield to Brownfield’, which is coming to the end of the interpretation phase.

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Getting Whitleigh Buzzing

Buglife are looking for volunteers to help plant over 1800 wild flower plug plants at Whitleigh Meadow on Saturday 15 March. The meadow is a part of the Plymouth’s Buzzing project, funded by a grant of £45,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Over the last two years, Plymouth’s Buzzing in partnership with Plymouth City Council has created nearly 6 hectares of wild flower meadow.

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