Saving the small things that run the planet

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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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Young Buglife

Activities and info for young insect lovers and schools

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Bug of the month

Ian Perkins

Duke of Burgundy

(Hamearis lucina)

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Buglife clothing range

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UK bug map

Your sightings

From ladybirds to oil beetles

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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

  • Buglife and fashion label unite to save invertebrates

    Wildlife charity Buglife and eco fashion label Rapanui have today launched a collaborative invertebrate focussed fashion collection. The collection aims to raise awareness of the diversity and wonder of invertebrate species and raise funds to help save the small things that run the planet....

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  • A New B-Lines Plan for Putting the Buzz Back into South Devon

    Today an ambitious new plan for helping our bees, butterflies, hoverflies and other pollinating insects is being launched by Buglife and South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). ...

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  • UK Government field study proves that neonicotinoids harm bumblebees

    A Government field study which had previously used as the basis of the UK’s position that a controversial group of insecticides were safe for bumblebees, has been re-analysed by a leading bee expert - only to find the reverse, the toxins were extremely harmful in miniscule quantities....

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Events

  • Living With Bees

    The decline in honey bees has attracted much media attention but around two thirds of vital pollination in crops and wild plants is carried out by wild bee species and other insects....

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  • Wildlife and Paths

    This indoor and outdoor course is for volunteers of community councils, development trusts and community groups, who maintain paths in their local community, or green spaces for people and wildlife. ...

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  • Scottish Pollinator Workshop

    Come along to the Ardeer Youth and Community Centre and learn about a range of Scottish pollinators including bumblebees, solitary bees, butterflies, moths and hoverflies. The workshop is open to everyone altough is recommended for adults (16+). Under 16 year olds should be accompanied by an adult.  The workshop cost is £5 and includes an FSC Guide for each attendee....

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News

Buglife and fashion label unite to save invertebrates

Wildlife charity Buglife and eco fashion label Rapanui have today launched a collaborative invertebrate focussed fashion collection. The collection aims to raise awareness of the diversity and wonder of invertebrate species and raise funds to help save the small things that run the planet.... 25/03/2015 image

A New B-Lines Plan for Putting the Buzz Back into South Devon

Today an ambitious new plan for helping our bees, butterflies, hoverflies and other pollinating insects is being launched by Buglife and South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). ... 25/03/2015 image

Events

Living With Bees

The decline in honey bees has attracted much media attention but around two thirds of vital pollination in crops and wild plants is carried out by wild bee species and other insects.... 04/03/2015 image

Wildlife and Paths

This indoor and outdoor course is for volunteers of community councils, development trusts and community groups, who maintain paths in their local community, or green spaces for people and wildlife. ... 04/03/2015 image