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Join the Big Pollinator Survey to help wildlife groups understand how Torbay’s bees are faring

(c) Steven Falk

Next week Buglife and Torbay Council are re-launching the “Big Pollinator Survey” as part of the Torbay’s Buzzing! project which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and aims to help stop the decline in Torbay’s bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.


Bug Champions the search begins

Buglife is launching a new volunteer pilot scheme Bug Champions. This project is a pilot created to engage the people of Cambridgeshire with the invertebrates around them. This ambitious new program of talks and events will involve local people from Cambridge to Peterborough to champion the invertebrates that their area has to offer.  


Black bee-fly found in UK for first time

Black bee-fly (c) Rob Mills

Buglife member, Rob Mills, has photographed a spectacular Black Bee-fly, never before seen in Britain sitting on a bee hotel in his garden near Cambridge.


Join the Hunt for Amazing Oil Beetles in Wales

female black oil beetle (c) Steven Falk

Members of the public are being asked to help with the first ever Wales-wide survey to map the location of our threatened and beautiful oil beetles.  The survey is being launched today by Buglife Cymru, and is supported by the Welsh Government.  


Huge public backing for councils to reduce grass-cutting to help save our bees

(c) Laura Larkin

·        Reducing grass-cutting saves money for cash-strapped councils ·        Nearly two thirds (63%) of public say councils should be doing more to help protect our bees ·        Buglife and Friends of the Earth launch council guide to help pollinators at Bee Summit today (6 April) Over 80 per cent (81%) of the public back calls for councils to help Britain’s under-threat bees by cutting areas of grass less often in parks and roadside verges to allow wild flowers to grow, a new YouGov poll for Friends of the Earth and Buglife reveals today.


National Lottery backs ambitious plan to save twenty species threatened with extinction

Ladybird spider (c) Ian Hughes

A further 200 species, including long-eared bat, pine marten, willow tit and lesser butterfly orchid will be brought Back from the Brink In one of the most ambitious conservation projects ever undertaken, 20 UK species facing extinction will be brought Back from the Brink thanks to £4.6 million from the National Lottery. 


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