No Insectinction – how to solve the insect declines crisis
Friendlier relationships with insects
Improve our knowledge
Knowledge is key to people being able to take effective action to protect and sustain insect populations. Insects are a highly diverse group that is subject to variable levels of recording, monitoring and popularity. Some have national recording schemes and are served by good species identification resources (e.g. butterflies, moths, hoverflies, bumblebees). But many key insect groups are not well recorded or monitored and identification resources are either unavailable or difficult to use. The design of monitoring schemes is critical to the type and quality of data collected, and the right sort of monitoring will provide sound information for gauging how insects are faring, and/or determining what we can do to protect and enhance their populations. We must keep track of insect populations, just as we would track any other key environmental or economic asset.