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A new champion for the White-clawed crayfish

MP for Darlington, Jenny Chapman, is championing one of the UK’s most threatened species – the White-clawed crayfish.  Numbers of White-clawed crayfish in England and Wales have plummeted since the...

11/06/2018

Buglife Reaction to the EC Pollinators Initiative

The launch of the EC Pollinators Initiative on 1st June marks a significant moment for international cooperation to halt the declines in bees, butterflies, moths, hoverflies and other pollinators.  The...

03/06/2018

Official report calls for Coul Links refusal

Buglife are delighted to learn that proposals for a golf course at Coul Links, on the east coast of Sutherland, affecting the rare endemic Fonseca’s seed fly has today been...

30/05/2018

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