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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

  • Scottish Government urged to step in to save Coul Links

    The fate of one of Scotland’s most important dune habitats now lies with Scottish Ministers after Highland Council voted to approve plans for a golf course at Coul Links near Embo in East Sutherland this afternoon (20 June 2018).   ...

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  • Endangered Northern Damselfly meets its Parliamentary Champion

    Tom Mason MSP, the Conservative Member of the Scottish Parliament for North East Scotland met the Northern Damselfly today at the National Trust for Scotland’s Castle Fraser. ...

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  • The National Bug Vote Results

    Buglife are excited to announce the results of the recent National Bug Vote and are pleased to note there appears to have been no electoral malpractice or hanging chads. Bees proved extremely popular wining the contest in two of the four home nations and runners-up in the others....

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Events

News

Scottish Government urged to step in to save Coul Links

The fate of one of Scotland’s most important dune habitats now lies with Scottish Ministers after Highland Council voted to approve plans for a golf course at Coul Links near Embo in East Sutherland this afternoon (20 June 2018).   ... 20/06/2018 image

Endangered Northern Damselfly meets its Parliamentary Champion

Tom Mason MSP, the Conservative Member of the Scottish Parliament for North East Scotland met the Northern Damselfly today at the National Trust for Scotland’s Castle Fraser. ... 15/06/2018 image

Events

Bridgeness Biodiversity Volunteer Event July

Where: Bridgeness Ship Breakers, accessed by lane adjacent to Thomas Cuthall & Sons Funeral Directors, Bridgeness Road, EH51 9SH When: First Wednesday of every month from 10am-1pm.... 07/04/2018 image

Introduction to pollinating insects

5th July 2018 A FREE workshop on an introduction to pollinating insects.... 07/05/2018 image

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