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B-Lines Boost for Buglife

Germaine Greer receives cheque in Peterborough   Buglife has recieved £98,000 thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.   The funding boost from Postcode Local Trust will enable Buglife to develop and expand the national B-Lines network. Buglife President Germaine Greer received the cheque from the Postcode Local Trust in Nene Park, Peterborough, while viewing the area mapped for the Peterborough B-Line on Friday 17 February.  

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Hanner miliwn o bunnoedd i fyd natur yng Nghaerdydd

Mae prosiect RSPB Cymru, Rhoi Cartref i Fyd Natur yng Nghaerdydd, mewn partneriaeth â Chyngor Dinas Caerdydd a Buglife Cymru, ar fin elwa o £500,000 gan y Gronfa Loteri Fawr Gall Rhoi Cartref i Fyd Natur yng Nghaerdydd bellach barhau i helpu miloedd o bobl ifanc i dreulio mwy o amser gyda byd natur yng Nghaerdydd tan 2022, diolch i £500,000 gan Raglen Pawb a'i Le y Gronfa Loteri Fawr.

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Half a million pounds for nature in Cardiff

RSPB Cymru’s Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff project, in partnership with the City of Cardiff Council and Buglife Cymru, is set to benefit from a fantastic £500,000 from the Big Lottery Fund Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff can now continue to help thousands of young people to spend more time with nature in Cardiff until 2022, thanks to £500,000 from the Big Lottery Fund’s People and Places Programme.

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Bee killers in European court

Bombus ruderarius (c) Steven Falk

Buglife are involved in a two court cases in Europe over the next two days. In both cases Buglife are part of a European wide consortium of NGOs giving evidence in support of the European Commissions suspension of the use of neonicotinoid pesticides. Today Bayer backed by amongst others the NFU will be challenging to overturn this decision whilst tomorrow Syngenta enter the fray with a similar group of supporters.

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Appeal to lift ban flies in the face of logic

Bombus humilis (c) Steven Falk

Buglife is dismayed that the National Farmers Union (NFU) is ignoring the compelling evidence that neonics have damaged wild bee populations and has again asked Defra to temporarily lift the EU wide ban on using neonicotinoid seed treatments on insect pollinated crops. There is abundant scientific evidence that neonic seed treatments do not consistently improve crop yields. The ADAS study associated with the NFU’s 2015 derogation showed that there was no difference in oilseed rape establishment between treated and untreated fields.

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Funding Boost for Buglife

Stonegrave (c) Leanna Dixon

Germaine Greer receives cheque in Peterborough Buglife is receiving £98,000 thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The funding boost from Postcode Local Trust will enable Buglife to develop and expand the national B-Lines network. Buglife President Germaine Greer will be receiving a cheque from the Postcode Local Trust and viewing the area mapped for the Peter bough B-Line on Friday 17 February.

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