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It's going to start buzzing in Cardiff

Urban Buzz an eight city project to create habitat for pollinators.  Today Buglife are launching this ambitious new program of activity that will work with local people in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Ipswich, Leeds, Leicester, Plymouth and York to design and deliver flower rich areas to benefit bees, butterflies and other pollinators.


Neonicotinoid Pesticides Linked to Dramatic Decline in Butterfly Numbers

A new study has shown a strong relationship between the decline of common and widespread British butterflies and the increasing use of neonicotinoid pesticides on arable crops. 


It’s going to start buzzing in our cities

Green backyard wildflower meadow (c) Steven Falk

Biffa Award, Buglife, Birmingham, Bristol … a lot of b’s all add up to the Urban Buzz, an eight city project to create habitats for pollinators.


New report highlights “extraordinary change” in the fortunes of Britain’s grasshoppers, crickets and allied species

Evidence from the latest study into the conservation status of Britain’s grasshoppers, crickets and allied species reveals an “extraordinary change in the fortunes” of many species of these insects since 1997. The new publication from the UK’s Species Status Project - A review of the Orthoptera (grasshoppers and crickets) and allied species of Great Britain - charts the fortunes of a fascinating but little known group of insects, that are more often heard than seen.  It has been published by Natural England in collaboration with the invertebrate conservation charity, Buglife.


Call to action for Europe to strengthen nature laws and save wildlife

Today a collection of nature charities will be meeting with relevant EU government representatives to discuss a new paper which identifies the actions needed to save wildlife in the EU and the future of the European Nature Directive


Study suggesting neonicotinoids are safe is severely flawed says scientists

A paper published last week in Environmental Sciences Europe has criticised a study funded by pesticide manufactures. The study by agrochemical giant, Syngenta claims to show that one of the insecticides which they produce is safe for honeybees, however an analysis by an independent group of scientists shows that these claims are unfounded.


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