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Call to ban bee-harming pesticides in Scotland

Leading environmental charities, the Scottish Wildlife Trust and Buglife, have joined forces to call for a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids, which harm bees and wild pollinators, to be banned in Scotland permanently.


Dunfermline Pupils Rescue Scottish Pollinators

Small copper butterfly (Lycaena phlaeas) on Fife’s Buzzing meadow © Suzanne Burgess

This autumn, pupils from St. Columba’s High School participated in a Fife-wide community project called ‘Fife’s Buzzing’ run by wildlife charity Buglife in partnership with Fife Council. Enthusiastic members of the St. Columba’s Eco-group helped create new wildflower-rich pollinator habitat in Dunfermline’s Public Park.


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.


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