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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

  • Scottish Ministers grant a stay of execution to Coul Links wildlife

    Scottish Ministers have decided that they need more time to consider the controversial proposals for a golf course at Coul Links, near Embo, East Sutherland.  ...

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  • Councils urged to adopt bee-friendly grass-cutting and introduce pollinator action plans

    • Reduced grass-cutting can save councils thousands of pounds • Only two English county councils have comprehensive bee action plans in place Councils are being urged by Friends of the Earth and Buglife to do more to help Britain’s bees after a survey found that only two English county councils have comprehensive pollinator action plans in place....

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  • Cystadleuaeth ffotograffiaeth Infertebratau Anhygoel Cymru

    Yn galw ar bob ffotograffydd bywyd gwyllt ifanc! Dyma gyfle'r haf yma iti gymryd rhan yng nghystadleuaeth Buglife Cymru ble gelli ennill gwobrau anhygoel yn cynnwys cyfres o lyfrau ‘Beetle Boy’, copi wedi ei lofnodi o lyfr newydd M.G. Leonard: ‘The Beetle Collector’s Handbook’, gwesty pryfetach ar gyfer dy ysgol, aelodaeth blwyddyn am ddim o Buglife a llawer mwy!   ...

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Events

  • Bridgeness Biodiversity Volunteer Event October

    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....

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  • Northern Coleopterists Meeting 2018

    10:00-10:20     Arrival 10:20-10:30     'Welcome' - Don Stenhouse & Dmitri Logunov 10:30-10:40     ‘The Tanyptera Project: intro and recap’ – Gary Hedges 10:40-11:00     ‘The Horace Last Staphylinidae collection’- Don Stenhouse...

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  • Chris Packham Walk for Wildlife

    The People's Walk for Wildlife 10am: Gather - Reformers Tree, Hyde Park, London 12 noon: Infotainment 1pm: Walk 2pm: Finish ...

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News

Scottish Ministers grant a stay of execution to Coul Links wildlife

Scottish Ministers have decided that they need more time to consider the controversial proposals for a golf course at Coul Links, near Embo, East Sutherland.  ... 31/07/2018 image

Councils urged to adopt bee-friendly grass-cutting and introduce pollinator action plans

• Reduced grass-cutting can save councils thousands of pounds • Only two English county councils have comprehensive bee action plans in place Councils are being urged by Friends of the Earth and Buglife to do more to help Britain’s bees after a survey found that only two English county councils have comprehensive pollinator action plans in place.... 18/07/2018 image

Events

St Austell Bug Hunt

Join Buglife and St Austell Town Council for a fun-filled afternoon searching for some of the fascinating creatures that live on your doorstep. This is a free event and there is no need to book. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather. Part ofUrban Buzz Cornwall ... 08/21/2018 image

Falmouth Bug Hunt

Join Buglife and Falmouth Town Council for a fun-filled morning searching for some of the fascinating creatures that live on your doorstep. This is a free event and there is no need to book. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather. Part of Urban Buzz Cornwall ... 08/23/2018 image

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