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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

  • Europe unites for pollinators

    The European pollinator initiative has had a tremendous public response from across the European Union believed to be the fourth highest all time response to and EU environmental consultation. In total 66,579 public replies were received....

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  • Wildlife organisations across Europe unite for pollinators

    29 wildlife organisations from across Europe have made a joint submission to the pollinator initiative consultation put out by the 28 member European Union....

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  • Can you help the little things that run the planet

    Buglife is the only charity in the UK and the EU that works to conserve all invertebrates. We are looking for three motivated and talented individuals to join our Board of Trustees. ...

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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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  • Bridgeness Biodiversity Volunteer Event September

    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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  • Bridgeness Biodiversity Volunteer Event August

    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....

    20/03/2018 image

News

Europe unites for pollinators

The European pollinator initiative has had a tremendous public response from across the European Union believed to be the fourth highest all time response to and EU environmental consultation. In total 66,579 public replies were received.... 10/04/2018 image

Wildlife organisations across Europe unite for pollinators

29 wildlife organisations from across Europe have made a joint submission to the pollinator initiative consultation put out by the 28 member European Union.... 05/04/2018 image

Events

Environmental Conference

Save Butterfly World is organising an Environmental Conference on Saturday 21st April as part of St Albans Sustainability Week? Guest speakers:... 04/21/2018 image

Oil beetle hunt

Join Buglife Cymru and the Bug Farm to hunt for Oil beetles along the Pembrokeshire Coast Learn about the ecology of these fascinating beetles and how to identify them Wednesday 24 April 10.00 - 13.00 Meeting place: The Bug Farm, Lower Harglodd Farm, St Davids SA62 6BX ... 04/24/2018 image

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