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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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Bug facts

  • £367 million

    annual value of dung beetles to the UK.

  • £691 million

    annual value of pollination in the UK.

  • 8 out of 10

    wildflowers depend on insect pollination 

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News

  • Urban Buzz Celebration of Targets Smashed

    Buglife’s Urban Buzz project held a celebration event today as the end of project on 31 March approaches. This ambitious project aimed to create pollinator friendly space within the urban environment across 12 cities or towns: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Falmouth, Ipswich, Leeds, Leicester, Plymouth, St Austell, Truro, Wadebridge and York....

    21/03/2019 image

  • Parliament get serious about insect declines

    Alex Sobel MP is hosting a House of Commons debate from 11.00 on Wednesday about insect declines sparked by the recent global review of insect declines Sanchez-Bayo and Wyckhuys 2019. Matt Shardlow Buglife’s Chief Executive will be in attendance....

    19/03/2019 image

  • Buglife considers West Tilbury Marshes legal challenge

    Buglife is seeking legal advice on potential challenges to the appalling announcement that the Secretary of State has granted permission for the Tilbury 2 project which will see the Port of Tilbury expand and destroy, West Tilbury Marshes, one of the UK’s best brownfields for invertebrates....

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Events

  • Run Fest Run

    Buglife will be represented at the RunFestRun event by the Back from the Brink, Ancients of the Future Project They will be tlaking about the uimportance of deadwood habitat, veteran trees ad the wonderful fauna dependent on these veterans of our woods and parks. ...

    20/03/2019 image

  • Freshwater Snail Workshop

    Location:  Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, 200 Woodhead Road, South Nitshill Industrial Estate, Glasgow, G53 7NN Freshwater snails are a diverse and fascinating group of molluscs which are abundant in rivers, canals, ponds and lochs....

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  • How to create enhance and manage habitats for pollinators

    A FREE workshop on how to create and manage grasslands and other habitats for pollinators....

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News

Urban Buzz Celebration of Targets Smashed

Buglife’s Urban Buzz project held a celebration event today as the end of project on 31 March approaches. This ambitious project aimed to create pollinator friendly space within the urban environment across 12 cities or towns: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Falmouth, Ipswich, Leeds, Leicester, Plymouth, St Austell, Truro, Wadebridge and York.... 21/03/2019 image

Parliament get serious about insect declines

Alex Sobel MP is hosting a House of Commons debate from 11.00 on Wednesday about insect declines sparked by the recent global review of insect declines Sanchez-Bayo and Wyckhuys 2019. Matt Shardlow Buglife’s Chief Executive will be in attendance.... 19/03/2019 image

Events

Freshwater Snail Workshop

Location:  Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, 200 Woodhead Road, South Nitshill Industrial Estate, Glasgow, G53 7NN Freshwater snails are a diverse and fascinating group of molluscs which are abundant in rivers, canals, ponds and lochs.... 03/26/2019 image

Run Fest Run

Buglife will be represented at the RunFestRun event by the Back from the Brink, Ancients of the Future Project They will be tlaking about the uimportance of deadwood habitat, veteran trees ad the wonderful fauna dependent on these veterans of our woods and parks. ... 05/31/2019 to 06/02/2019 image

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