Action for Insects

Save our insects before it is too late

Stephen Barlow

Will you help the most important creatures on the planet?

41% of insect species face extinction.

The loss of their habitats and overuse of pesticides are two major reasons why these little creatures are dying out eight times faster than large mammals.
However, it’s not too late and with your help, we can put insects into recovery.

Action for insects guide

Claim your FREE Action for Insects guide and start to make a difference today.

By working together, we can change the future of insects. Starting right now, you can make small changes in your home, lifestyle and community that will help these fascinating creatures. Follow the advice in our guide and create an insect-friendly garden that is teaming with wildlife. 

Why should we care?

Without insects many birds, bats, reptiles amphibians, small mammals and fish would die out as they would have nothing to eat.

87% of all plant species require animal pollination, most of it delivered by insects – that is pretty much all of them except grasses and conifers.

In addition, 3 out of 4 of all the crops that we grow require pollination by insects.

Only by working together can we address the causes of insect loss, halt and reverse them, and secure a sustainable future for insect life and for ourselves.

Together, we can stop this looming catastrophe and create an environment that is rich in nature for the benefit of wildlife and people.

"We are witnessing the largest extinction event on Earth since the dinosaurs"

This is a grave cause for concern - it impacts us all as well as all wildlife. Insects pollinate three quarters of our food crops, as well as being the main food source for many birds, small mammals and fish.

Loss of their habitat and overuse of pesticides are two of the major causes of this looming catastrophe.  However, the good news is that it’s not too late to act.

Insect populations can recover, and we know what needs to be done to save them.

By working together we can change the future of insects, starting right now, you can help by taking our pledge to take two simple actions in your home or outside space that will make a difference . 

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Stephen Barlow

Two actions that will make a real difference

1. STOP killing insects by reducing your use of harmful chemicals at home 

2.  START to create 'Bug Hubs' 

Please help by making a pledge to Take Action For Insects today. When you sign up we will provide you with two free Action Guides to help you go chemical free in your garden and to make your garden a haven for wildlife.

Click here to make a pledge and get your FREE downloadable guide!

Action for insects

The Wildlife Trust's new report ‘Reversing the Decline of Insects’ shows how people, in every part of society, wherever they live, can take action to bring back insects. Everyone, everywhere, is being asked to become an insect champion. The report cites examples of farmers, communities, councils and charities that are boosting insect populations and proving that it can be done. 

Read the report here.

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“ Every space in Britain must be used to help wildlife” Sir David Attenborough

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