Buglife is the only organisation in Europe devoted to the conservation of all invertebrates, and we are actively working to save Britain’s rarest little animals, everything from bees to beetles, worms to woodlice and jumping spiders to jellyfish. There are more than 40,000 invertebrate species in the UK, and many of these are under threat as never before.
Invertebrates are vitally important to a healthy planet – humans and other life forms could not survive without them. The food we eat, the birds we see, the flowers we smell and the hum of life we hear, simply would not exist without bugs. Invertebrates underpin life on earth and without them the world’s ecosystems would collapse.
Buglife’s aim is to halt the extinction of invertebrate species and to achieve sustainable populations of invertebrates. We are working hard to achieve this through:
• Undertaking practical conservation projects.
• Promoting the environmental importance of invertebrates and raising
awareness about the challenges to their survival.
• Assisting in the development of legislation and policy that will ensure
the conservation of invertebrates.
• Developing and disseminating knowledge about how to conserve
• Encouraging and supporting invertebrate conservation initiatives by other
organisations in the UK, Europe and worldwide.