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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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British Cave shrimp

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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

  • Britain’s rarest spider found at a new site, and photographed

    Conservation charity Buglife is celebrating some exciting news.  Surveys for Britain’s rarest spider, the Horrid ground-weaver, have discovered a new population in Plymouth.   And, for the first time ever, this elusive spider has been captured in a photograph – alive!...

    10/02/2016 image

  • New bugs discovered on remote Atlantic island

    A number of invertebrates new to the tiny UK overseas territory of St Helena have been discovered by Liza Fowler, the Bugs on the Brink Educational Officer. Invertebrate expert Dr Roger Key examined photographs taken by Liza and confirmed her finds, whilst working on a new invertebrate guide for the island also part of Buglife’s ‘Bugs on the Brink’ project....

    03/02/2016 image

  • Buglife and Torbay Council celebrate new funding to get Torbay Buzzing!

    Wildlife charity Buglife and Torbay Council are launching a new local nature initiative to help stop the decline in Torbay’s bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects, and create new wildlife-filled spaces for people to enjoy....

    28/01/2016 image

Events

  • Bog Restoration Work Party at Fannyside Muir

    Join Buglife and Butterfly Conservation’s Bog Squad for a work party restoring habitat for butterflies, bugs and other wildlife. We will be blocking drainage ditches and removing invasive scrub and small conifers. Everyone welcome, but please note the ground is uneven and quite boggy, so wellies (and warm clothes) recommended....

    06/01/2016 image

  • Bridgeness Ship Breakers habitat creation day!

    We’re holding a habitat creation day at Bridgeness Ship Breakers as part of our Bridgeness Biodiversity project! If you want to learn the importance of this site and get involved with habitat management then come along!...

    01/12/2015 image

News

Britain’s rarest spider found at a new site, and photographed

Conservation charity Buglife is celebrating some exciting news.  Surveys for Britain’s rarest spider, the Horrid ground-weaver, have discovered a new population in Plymouth.   And, for the first time ever, this elusive spider has been captured in a photograph – alive!... 10/02/2016 image

New bugs discovered on remote Atlantic island

A number of invertebrates new to the tiny UK overseas territory of St Helena have been discovered by Liza Fowler, the Bugs on the Brink Educational Officer. Invertebrate expert Dr Roger Key examined photographs taken by Liza and confirmed her finds, whilst working on a new invertebrate guide for the island also part of Buglife’s ‘Bugs on the Brink’ project.... 03/02/2016 image

Events

Bog Restoration Work Party at Fannyside Muir

Join Buglife and Butterfly Conservation’s Bog Squad for a work party restoring habitat for butterflies, bugs and other wildlife. We will be blocking drainage ditches and removing invasive scrub and small conifers. Everyone welcome, but please note the ground is uneven and quite boggy, so wellies (and warm clothes) recommended.... 06/01/2016 image

Bridgeness Ship Breakers habitat creation day!

We’re holding a habitat creation day at Bridgeness Ship Breakers as part of our Bridgeness Biodiversity project! If you want to learn the importance of this site and get involved with habitat management then come along!... 01/12/2015 image