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A wildflower boost for pollinators in Cornwall

Wildlife charity Buglife are launching a new initiative to help Cornwall’s bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.  Urban Buzz will be working with local communities to create wildflower-filled buzzing hotspots...

17/05/2018

The National Bug Vote

Today Buglife have launched a national bug vote for the four home nations to choose a bug to grace the front of new Buglife membership leaflets. In each nation Buglife...

17/05/2018

Court confirms neonicotinoid ban was legal

Today the EU Court of Justice confirmed that the 2013 European Commission decision to protect bees by introducing a ban on the use of three neonicotinoid insecticides on flowering crops,...

17/05/2018

Another step closer to saving our wild pollinators

Parliament considers new wildflower corridors to save bees Our beleaguered wild pollinators move a step closer to recovery today as a new ‘Protection of Pollinators Bill’ is presented to the...

04/05/2018

EU Member States Approve Enhanced Insecticide Ban

Today EU Member States endorsed the Commission's proposal to completely ban the outdoor agricultural uses of the three neonicotinoids.    Neonicotinoid insecticides were introduced in the late 1990s and their...

27/04/2018

Europe unites for pollinators

The European pollinator initiative has had a tremendous public response from across the European Union believed to be the fourth highest all time response to and EU environmental consultation. In...

10/04/2018

EU Regulatory Scientists Confirm Neonics harm bees

Today the European Food Standards Authority has published its scientific reviews of the evidence linking the use of three neonicotinoid insecticides to bee harm and decline.  The Authority reviewed nearly...

28/02/2018

Pressure mounts on Tilbury expansion

As Buglife’s petition to stop the Tilbury expansion approaches 75,000 signatures, Natural England have submitted a very strong condemnation of the impact of losing the valuable wildlife site around the...

02/02/2018