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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.   

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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! A key component of this project is to reassess the known populations of the Pond mud snail and look through historical records to try and rediscover old populations.

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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.  

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Sutherland golf course proposals more environmentally damaging than Trump’s Aberdeenshire course warn conservationists

Unique Coul Links would be destroyed An alliance of conservation organisations has submitted a damning objection to proposals to build a golf course on one of the last undeveloped coastal duneland habitats left in Scotland. With less than a month until the planning consultation deadline, Buglife, Butterfly Conservation Scotland, Marine Conservation Society, Plantlife, RSPB Scotland and the Scottish Wildlife Trust are urging members of the public to oppose the destruction of Coul Links by submitting their own objections.

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Breaking New Ground!

Wildflower Urban Meadow Creation: 10:30am, 01st November, Goodwood Road, LE5 6EE 

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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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