An introduction from our Vice-President
It is becoming increasingly clear that our planet’s ecological balance is breaking and there is an urgent need for an intense and 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.
We can solve the insectinction crisis together, but we need to act quickly, and we need your help. We want to be the voice for insects, so we can fight for a wildlife-filled planet for future generations.
A free booklet and pack of wildflower seeds in the post (UK only)
A series of emails to educate and inspire
Suggestions of simple actions you can take to help insects near you
Links to special offers for bug-related things you can buy
Small steps can make a huge difference if they all fall together. Our target is to get 5000 people to sign up.
Insects make up over half the species on Earth and our planet’s health depends on them. Recent studies paint a grim picture of the decline of insects across the globe. We could see the extinction of 41% of the world’s insect species over the next few decades. Butterflies, moths, bees, wasps, and dung beetles are amongst the most at risk, along with freshwater insects such as stoneflies, caddisflies and mayflies. A small number of unfussy, very mobile and pollutant-tolerant species are able to cope with the damage that humans are doing to our planet. These generalist species are replacing the rich diversity of species that make up the fabric of life on Earth.
We will not halt this crisis without urgently reversing habitat loss and degradation, preventing and mitigating climate change, cleaning-up polluted waters, and replacing pesticide dependency with sustainable farming methods.
We will show you what you can do to help to reverse the declines.
Wildflower seeds in bloom