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‘If we and the rest of the back-boned animals were to disappear overnight, the rest of the world would get on pretty well. But if the invertebrates were to disappear, the world's ecosystems would collapse.’ Sir David Attenborough

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Bug facts

  • 60% of all invertebrate

    species are declining

  • £510 million

    worth of pollination is provided by pollinating insects.

  • 8 out of 10

    wildflowers could disappear without insect pollination 

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News

  • Final phase of large bog restoration project completed

    Wildlife Charity Buglife Scotland and partners Forest Enterprise Scotland, North Lanarkshire Council and the Scottish Wildlife Trust have completed the final phase of a large bog restoration project at Fannyside Muir, near Cumbernauld....

    21/09/2016 image

  • Buglife concern as first Asian hornets confirmed in England

    Buglife concern as first Asian hornets confirmed in England Defra have confirmed the first Asian hornets (Vespa velutina) in the UK, two have been found in Tetbury, Gloucestershire.  This suggests there may be a nest, but it has not been located and it is unclear how the hornets arrived....

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  • More than one in ten UK species threatened with extinction, new study finds

    It’s not too late to save UK nature but we must act now - that is the conclusion from a coalition of more than 50 leading wildlife and research organisations behind the State of Nature 2016 report.  ...

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Events

  • Introduction to Meadow Wildlife

    Join Buglife on Sunday the 9th of October at the Meeting Room in Drumpellier Country Park Visitor Centre in Drumpellier Country Park (ML52EH) for an introductory workshop on Scottish Meadow wildlife. We will primarily focus on invertebrates, particularly pollinators such as bees, butterflies and hoverflies....

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  • Black Devon Wetlands Bioblitz

    Saturday 24th September 10am-4pm RSPB Black Devon Wetlands Bowhouse Alloa Clackmannanshire FK10 1DQ Join Buglife and the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative team for a day of nature recording at RSPB's Black Devon Wetland Reserve in Clackmannanshire....

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  • Insect Show

    Something for everyone: Live and preserved insects Computer presentations Hand-on study Sales of books, equipment etc. Photographs Demonstratios News of insect records, research and conservation Talks DerbyUniversity, off Keddlestone Road DE22 1GB...

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News

Final phase of large bog restoration project completed

Wildlife Charity Buglife Scotland and partners Forest Enterprise Scotland, North Lanarkshire Council and the Scottish Wildlife Trust have completed the final phase of a large bog restoration project at Fannyside Muir, near Cumbernauld.... 21/09/2016 image

Buglife concern as first Asian hornets confirmed in England

Buglife concern as first Asian hornets confirmed in England Defra have confirmed the first Asian hornets (Vespa velutina) in the UK, two have been found in Tetbury, Gloucestershire.  This suggests there may be a nest, but it has not been located and it is unclear how the hornets arrived.... 20/09/2016 image

Events

Introduction to Meadow Wildlife

Join Buglife on Sunday the 9th of October at the Meeting Room in Drumpellier Country Park Visitor Centre in Drumpellier Country Park (ML52EH) for an introductory workshop on Scottish Meadow wildlife. We will primarily focus on invertebrates, particularly pollinators such as bees, butterflies and hoverflies.... 23/09/2016 image

Black Devon Wetlands Bioblitz

Saturday 24th September 10am-4pm RSPB Black Devon Wetlands Bowhouse Alloa Clackmannanshire FK10 1DQ Join Buglife and the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative team for a day of nature recording at RSPB's Black Devon Wetland Reserve in Clackmannanshire.... 23/09/2016 image