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Wildlife Bill- Initial Buglife Response

Buglife welcomes the new Wildlife Bill, it represents an important step forward in the presentation of a modern and consistent legal framework to protect our precious wildlife.  Broadly the Law...

11/11/2015

Secret Pesticides Documents Revealed

Disclosures Deepen Controversy about Government’s Decision to Evade Bee-killing Pesticide Ban   In July wildlife NGOs were dismayed, confused and indeed angered by the Government’s decision to allow the use...

25/09/2015

The wonderful world of spiders

When conservationists talk about saving animals, we do tend to suffer from “vertebratism”, a preference for the cute and cuddly pandas, or the sleek tigers of the world. But conservation...

24/09/2015

In search of a little brown lacewing

After being awarded a grant by the Peoples Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) I have spent my summer walking around Holyrood Park in Edinburgh surveying for the Bordered brown lacewing...

20/08/2015

Sustainable Bug Conservation

Conserving life on earth is essential if we want a happy and wealthy future for the planet, but somehow it does not seem to rise to the top of the...

14/08/2015

Glorious Earthworms

People understand that earthworms are important, we respect and appreciate them; it is hard to hate an earthworm. It is also the case that we largely live in different worlds,...

17/07/2015

Fundraising under the microscope and media cosh

Generally, charity call companies can indeed make a very persuasive argument to earn a charity’s trust but it requires constant vigilance to quality assure their output. Raising funds for a...

10/07/2015

Will the Pope’s intervention save us?

Wildlife and environment charities have often bemoaned the lack of leadership from individuals in high level positions of power and influence.  On the 24 May 2015 the Pope produced an...

03/07/2015