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Pencampwraig Rhywogaeth yn chwilio am y Chwilen Olew Ddu ar arfordir Penrhyn Gŵyr

Ymwelodd Pencampwraig Rhywogaeth cyntaf Buglife Cymru, Rebecca Evans AC, â Phenrhyn Gŵyr yr wythnos diwethaf i chwilio am y Chwilen olew ddu.


Boston Bee Party

Local company and charity in partnership to save the small things that run the planet   Lincolnshire’s Boston Seeds has donated £1,500 to Peterborough based charity Buglife, to aid their work in the conservation and development of habitats for endangered invertebrates. Receiving the cheque from Boston Seeds’ Commercial Manager, George Wallis, is Buglife’s Fundraising Director Paul Hetherington.  


Species Champion searches for Black oil beetle on the Gower coast

Buglife Cymru’s first Species Champion, Rebecca Evans AM, visited the Gower last week in search of the Black oil beetle. The WEL Species Champions initiative asks Assembly Members to lend political support to the protection of Wales’ special and threatened wildlife by becoming ‘Species Champions’. The project aims to highlight the incredible diversity of nature in Wales, and  will help to ensure Wales delivers on the ambitions within the Environment (Wales) Act and the Well-being of Future Generations Act.



Buff tailed bumblebee (c) Suzanne Burgess

Northern Powergrid, the company responsible for keeping the lights on for 8 million customers across the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire, is set to help wildlife charity Buglife create a network of wildflowers stretching across the UK to help pollinators. The electricity distributor, with its network of more than 63,000 substations and some 60,000 miles of overhead power lines and underground cables spanning 9,650 square miles, is looking at how it can help Buglife’s campaign to create more ‘B-Lines’ across the region.


New project launched to save Scotland’s rarest insects

Wood ant nest (c) Gabor Pozsgai

A new project is being launched in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park to save six of Scotland’s rarest invertebrates. The shining guest ant, dark bordered beauty moth, small scabious mining bee, northern silver-stiletto fly, pine hoverfly and Kentish glory have all been identified by experts (1) as needing urgent conservation action, with many of them having their last strongholds within the national park


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.


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