Buglife – No Insectinction – responding to the global catastrophe of insect declines

Published 7.7.20

40% of all insect species are in decline and could die out within decades (Biological Conservation).

Habitat loss by human activity and intensive agriculture are the main culprits, followed by the rise of agro-chemical pollutants, introduction of invasive species and climate change.

Why it matters

If we don’t halt the decline in insects entire ecosystems will collapse. Quite simply – animals, birds and fish will starve.

Plus plants that rely on pollinators will be wiped out.   It’s a vicious circle – less insects to pollinate – less pollinating plants.   Less pollinating plants – less insects.  And ultimately – less food for us too.

Insects are the invisible force working throughout the world to keep it running. They are the base of the food chain for all animals (including humans) …or in other words, LIFE!

Insects make up over half the species on Earth and our planet’s health depends on them.

Without insects the World will not only be a hungrier place – it will also be a lot smellier!  We all know about the great work of our pollinators but don’t forget the insects like dung beetles doing the dirty work of helping decompose faeces and detritus.

Buglife No Insectinction Campaign:

Against this backdrop We have the Power began funding Buglife and since then Buglife have developed No Insectinction.

The campaign has three central planks:

•   Room for insects to thrive

•   Safe spaces for insects

• Friendlier relationship with insects

We can stop, and reverse the global declines in our insects, but only if everyone pulls together to do their bit. Small steps can have a huge impact if they all fall at the same time.

For more information visit the campaign here!

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