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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

  • Insect decline a major global crisis

    A new paper - ‘Worldwide decline of the entomofauna: A review of its drivers’ by Francisco Sánchez-Bayo and Kris A.G. Wyckhuys - paints a grim picture of the decline of essential insects across the planet. it concludes that current declines could lead to the extinction of 40% of the world's insect species over the next few decades....

    07/02/2019 image

  • Tunbridge Wells insecticide pollution traced to sewage plant

    Insecticide pollution in a Tunbridge Wells waterway has been traced to a sewage treatment works following an investigation by Tonbridge and Malling Friends of the Earth.  ...

    25/01/2019 image

  • New B-Lines plan to help Northern Ireland’s Pollinating Insects

    Buglife’s Northern Ireland B-Lines initiative will help our bees and other pollinating insects by restoring and connecting wildflower-rich areas across the country. Today the wildlife charity is launching the new B-Lines map which provides a plan to help our declining pollinators. ...

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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....

    06/02/2019 image

  • How to create enhance and manage habitats for pollinators

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

    23/01/2019 image

News

Insect decline a major global crisis

A new paper - ‘Worldwide decline of the entomofauna: A review of its drivers’ by Francisco Sánchez-Bayo and Kris A.G. Wyckhuys - paints a grim picture of the decline of essential insects across the planet. it concludes that current declines could lead to the extinction of 40% of the world's insect species over the next few decades.... 07/02/2019 image

Tunbridge Wells insecticide pollution traced to sewage plant

Insecticide pollution in a Tunbridge Wells waterway has been traced to a sewage treatment works following an investigation by Tonbridge and Malling Friends of the Earth.  ... 25/01/2019 image

Events

How to create enhance and manage habitats for pollinators

A FREE workshop on how to create and manage grasslands and other habitats for pollinators.... 03/20/2019 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.... 03/26/2019 image

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