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Wales is the first country to have a complete B Lines map

(c) Steven Falk

Buglife Cymru’s Welsh B-Lines initiative will help our bees and other pollinating insects by restoring and connecting wildflower-rich areas across the country. Today the wildlife charity is launching the new Wales B-Lines map which provides a solution to our declining pollinators. 


Urban Buzz Leicester Half Way Mark

The Urban Buzz Leicester project began back in July 2017 with funding from Biffa Award, and HLF, tasked with creating 100 sites for bees and other pollinators across the city, is now over the half way mark!


Scottish Ministers step in to make final decision on controversial golf course proposals

Scottish Ministers have “called-in” plans for a golf course at Coul Links near Embo, East Sutherland after deciding that the case is of ‘national importance’. The controversial plans, which would cause huge damage to internationally important dune habitats, were approved by Highland Councillors in June, despite recommendations for refusal by the Council’s own officials and hundreds of objections from organisations and individuals from across Scotland and beyond.


Action for Mole cricket

(c) Paul Brock

Big, noisy, but elusive and critically endangered – After first British sighting of a Mole cricket in decades Buglife calls for a national recovery plan


Scottish Ministers grant a stay of execution to Coul Links wildlife

(c) Andrew Weston

Scottish Ministers have decided that they need more time to consider the controversial proposals for a golf course at Coul Links, near Embo, East Sutherland.  


Councils urged to adopt bee-friendly grass-cutting and introduce pollinator action plans

Cutting parks less helps flowers and helps pollinators © S Burgess

• Reduced grass-cutting can save councils thousands of pounds • Only two English county councils have comprehensive bee action plans in place Councils are being urged by Friends of the Earth and Buglife to do more to help Britain’s bees after a survey found that only two English county councils have comprehensive pollinator action plans in place. Policies such as cutting areas of grass less frequently in parks and roadside verges to allow wild flowers to grow aren’t just good for bees - they can save councils thousands of pounds too.


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