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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

  • Oil seed rape crop yields above average

    Government urged to back tougher measures on neonicotinoids Oilseed rape yields this year are at their highest ever levels, only twice before has the average yield reached 3.9 tonnes per hectare – in 2011 and 2015, new figures released today reveal.  Yields after the neonicotinoid flowering crop ban are averaging 0.2 tonnes higher than in the four years before the ban....

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  • Conservation alliance calls on public to defend irreplaceable natural jewel

    Internationally important dunelands in Sutherland threatened by exclusive golf course plans A coalition of Scotland’s leading conservation charities is asking the public to support their objections to The Highland Council on the proposed destruction of Coul Links – an irreplaceable piece of Scotland’s natural heritage....

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  • NGOs call for wildlife havens to be protected from new development

    Wildlife and Countryside Link (Link) has published new guidance to help Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) deal with development applications on brownfield land in England. The coalition of green NGOs is hoping the guidance will reduce the number of inappropriate developments given the go-ahead....

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Events

  • The ecology and conservation of butterflies and moths

    Butterfly Conservation's Eighth International Symposium will be held at Southampton University, from the 6th to 8th April 2018 on the theme: 'The ecology and conservation of butterflies and moths'  ...

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  • Bridgeness Biodiversity Volunteer Event

    Where: Bridgeness Ship Breakers, accessed by lane adjacent to Thomas Cuthall & Sons Funeral Directors, Bridgeness Road, EH51 9SH When:  10am-1pm....

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  • Insect Show

    A celebratiopn of insects Fascinating displays Live exhibits Something for everyone ...

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News

Oil seed rape crop yields above average

Government urged to back tougher measures on neonicotinoids Oilseed rape yields this year are at their highest ever levels, only twice before has the average yield reached 3.9 tonnes per hectare – in 2011 and 2015, new figures released today reveal.  Yields after the neonicotinoid flowering crop ban are averaging 0.2 tonnes higher than in the four years before the ban.... 12/10/2017 image

Conservation alliance calls on public to defend irreplaceable natural jewel

Internationally important dunelands in Sutherland threatened by exclusive golf course plans A coalition of Scotland’s leading conservation charities is asking the public to support their objections to The Highland Council on the proposed destruction of Coul Links – an irreplaceable piece of Scotland’s natural heritage.... 11/10/2017 image

Events

Saving the Narrow-headed ant

Wednesday 25 October 10.30am – 4pm Saving the Narrow-headed ant Teigngrace Meadows nature reserve, near Chudleigh / Heathfield, south Devon... 10/25/2017 image

Bridgeness Biodiversity Volunteer Event

Where: Bridgeness Ship Breakers, accessed by lane adjacent to Thomas Cuthall & Sons Funeral Directors, Bridgeness Road, EH51 9SH When:  10am-1pm.... 11/01/2017 image

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