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Rare Forest chafer beetle found at Bioblitz

Forest chafer (Melolontha hippocastani) (c) Roy Anderson

A rare beetle, not seen alive in Ireland since 1915, has been rediscovered in North Antrim during a Bioblitz organised by the National Trust, and supported by CeDAR, the local biological records centre and involving Buglife. 

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Critically endangered spider saved from planning development

One of the world’s rarest spiders has been given a fighting chance of survival, after an appeal to build new houses in an old quarry was dismissed earlier today.

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Bede’s World Gets Jarrow Buzzing!

Bede's World Village grassland (c) Bede's World

This week, Buglife and Bede’s World museum are creating a new wildflower meadow in Jarrow. Staff will be working alongside volunteers from the Department of Work and Pensions to plant around 1000 wildflower plants in grasslands within the Bede’s World village.

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Rare beetle to get new champions

Tansy beetle (c) Steven Falk

Found along the banks of the Ouse in York, the rare Tansy Beetle (Chrysolina graminis) has received another boost to its survival in the form of a dedicated Conservation Officer.  Buglife has received funding of £56,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) as well as a donation from the Ernest Cook Trust to run the

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Wildlife-rich areas must not suffer at the expense of land development

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Following the Government’s recent proposal to introduce a statutory register for brownfield land, environmental charities call on the Government to honour its original commitment to ‘protect previously developed or brownfield land that is of high environmental value for wildlife’.

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How to make your business buzz!

Planting team (c) Richard Smith

Buglife have teamed up with Anglian Water to produce an exciting pack to inspire businesses across the country to create their own habitat for bugs. The ‘Buzzing Business Pack’ contains all the information businesses need to help convert even the smallest patches of land into a paradise for our pollinating bees, butterflies and beetles!

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