Action for Insects

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Action for Insects

Please help our most important creatures

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.

This impacts all of us. Insects pollinate a third of our food crops, as well as being the main food source of many birds, small mammals and fish.

It’s not too late. With your help, we can put insects into recovery.

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 Action for Insects guide and create an insect-friendly garden that is teaming with wildlife.

Take Action for Insects

Read our reports

The latest reports by Professor Dave Goulson summarise some of the best available evidence of insect declines and propose a comprehensive series of actions that can be taken at all levels of society to recover their diversity and abundance. 

These reports are a wake up call for all of us to act now. 

One of the biggest casualties over the last 50 years, and one that is least talked about, is the devastating loss of insects.
Colin Raven
Director, Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

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.

In addition, 3 out of 4 of all 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.

Mayfly on a horsetail stem by Jon Hawkins Surrey Hills Photography

Mayfly by Jon Hawkins, Surrey Hills Photography

Two simple 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' plant pollen and nectar rich flowers, build a pond, create homes for bugs

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

I pledge to Take Action for Insects

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