Policy and Legislation Hub

Useful information relating to the following issues in policy and legislation, have been collated in our Policy and Legislation Summary booklet

  • International Statutes
  • Wildlife and Countryside Act
  • Invertebrate species of principal importance for the conservation of biodiversity in the UK
  • Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
  • Invasive non-native invertebrate species
  • Habitat Protection

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Biodiversity Offsetting

Throughout the UK, wildlife loses out to new development. The recent ‘State of Nature’ report indicated that 60% of all species are in decline and this can partly be attributed to the loss of semi natural habitats to make way for new development.

Invasive non-native invertebrate species

Buglife loves invertebrates, of all shapes and sizes. However sometimes bugs can end up where they’re not supposed to, and that can often lead to problems.


The important role ragwort plays in our ecosystem


Reports to influence policy

Trashed Earth © Gideon Wright (Flickr, CC)

Climate and Ecological Emergency Declaration

Buglife’s Declaration of a Climate and Ecological Emergency

Welsh - Policy and Legislations

Our policy and advocacy work is another important way to conserve invertebrates in Wales.

Further information
For complete lists of protected animals and plants visit the Joint Nature Conservation Committee’s (JNCC) website at www.jncc.gov.uk
• The UK Biodiversity Action Plan priority species and habitats are available on the JNCC website, http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-5705. This gives information on species and habitats covered under the UK’s contribution to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
• An informative booklet on Scottish wildlife law is: Scotland’s Wildlife: The Law and You, published by Scottish Natural Heritage in 2009http://www.snh.org.uk/pdfs/publications/wildlife/wildlifelaw.pdf
• For information about licensing activities that might contravene restrictions under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, contact Natural England, Natural Resources Wales or Scottish Natural Heritage.

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