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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

  • Buglife Scotland release new guidance to help boost pollinators!

    Our pollinators are in decline! This message is coming from scientists, wildlife organisations and Government. Buglife Scotland has today released a new document that provides guidance for local authorities on how to help pollinators locally through a local pollinator action plan.   ...

    14/11/2017 image

  • Detailed detective work leads to rediscovery of rare snail.

    Thanks to the dedication and hard work of volunteers and Buglife staff, Buglife Scotland’s HLF funded Marvellous Mud Snails project has rediscovered two populations of the rare Pond mud snail (Omphiscola glabra). One population in Falkirk had not been recorded in 100 years!...

    14/11/2017 image

  • Finally UK follows science and backs bee saving pesticide ban

    Today Michael Gove has announced the most radical, and much to be welcomed, shift in the UK’s position on neonicotinoids since Buglife first wrote to Defra ministers in 2008 raising concerns about risks to wild bees and aquatic life.  ...

    09/11/2017 image

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'  ...

    09/05/2017 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....

    16/01/2017 image

  • Insect Show

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

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News

Buglife Scotland release new guidance to help boost pollinators!

Our pollinators are in decline! This message is coming from scientists, wildlife organisations and Government. Buglife Scotland has today released a new document that provides guidance for local authorities on how to help pollinators locally through a local pollinator action plan.   ... 14/11/2017 image

Detailed detective work leads to rediscovery of rare snail.

Thanks to the dedication and hard work of volunteers and Buglife staff, Buglife Scotland’s HLF funded Marvellous Mud Snails project has rediscovered two populations of the rare Pond mud snail (Omphiscola glabra). One population in Falkirk had not been recorded in 100 years!... 14/11/2017 image

Events

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.... 12/06/2017 image

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'  ... 04/06/2018 to 04/08/2018 image

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