Today Buglife launch ‘No Insectinction – how to solve the insect declines crisis’ a measured response to the ever growing reports of global insect declines. Buglife are launching the No Insectinction campaign to outline the action required to arrest the declines in, and stabilise populations of the small things that enable our planet to function.
Recent studies paint a grim picture of the decline of insects across the planet. It is becoming increasingly clear that our planet’s ecological balance is breaking and there is an urgent need for an intense global effort to halt and reverse these dreadful trends. Allowing the insect eradication crisis to become a catastrophe is not a rational option for anyone.
The No Insectinction campaign has three central planks:
- Room for insects to thrive – we need to make space for wildlife and reconnect the wild parts of our landscapes
- Safe spaces for insects – we must free our land and freshwaters from pollutants and invasive species
- Friendlier relationship with insects – We need to act now to stop insectinction. However, the scale and quality of that action is still limited by our lack of understanding and awareness.
Craig Macadam, Buglife’s Director of Conservation and lead writer of the report commented. “We believe that there should be sustainable populations of all insects; ‘No Insectinction’ is Buglife’s response to the current crisis – a prescription for healing our planet, by restoring our depleted and devastated insect populations (and other invertebrates such as earthworms, spiders and snails). We call upon governments and decision makers around the world to take decisive action to tackle this ecological crisis. Small steps can have a huge impact if they all fall at the same time. We can stop, and reverse the declines in our insects, but only if everyone pulls together to do their bit.”