Pesticides and herbicides often have far reaching consequences for invertebrates beyond just simple target species. Buglife evaluates research and where necessary leads campaigns to effect changes to the use of toxins that are threatening the survival of essential species such as pollinators.

Buglife’s first big pesticide campaign led to the global withdrawal of cypermethrin based sheep dips, in recent years Buglife has campaigned against systemic neonicotinoid insecticides where the balance of evidence is clear that these chemicals should be withdrawn. Ideally a true precautionary principle should be applied no use of chemical unless it can be shown to be of low ecological impact

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