Charity information

Buglife

Buglife’s aim is to halt the extinction of invertebrate species and to achieve sustainable populations of invertebrates. We are passionately committed to saving Britain's rarest little animals.

Founded 2002

  • Mission statement

    The food we eat, the birds we see, the flowers we smell, and the hum of life we hear, simply would not exist without invertebrates. They underpin all life on earth, carrying out vital services such as pollination, nutrient recycling and water purification, as well as providing the main source of food for other species such as mammals and birds. Invertebrates are integral to ecosystems and the loss of them would be catastrophic for all life on earth. Sadly, the small things that run the world are under threat. Three species of bumblebees are now extinct in the UK, over 70% of butterfly species are in significant decline and 66% of riverflies have declined in recent years.

    Buglife is the only organisation in Europe devoted to the conservation of all invertebrates. Buglife works to protect bugs and their habitats, campaign for bugs and the environment and gets people involved in conservation action. We have saved wildlife rich sites from development, ensured that toxic chemicals were banned and involved thousands of people in learning about the fascinating bugs in their gardens and local parks.

  • Aims

    Buglife aims to:

    • Buglife’s aim is to halt the extinction of invertebrate species and to achieve sustainable populations of invertebrates.
    • Mobilising, inspiring, enabling and persuading others to take action, through the development and dissemination of knowledge and values
    • Undertaking practical conservation projects
    • Promoting the value of invertebrates and raising awareness about the challenges to their survival
    • Shaping the development of relevant legislation and policy
  • Overview

    Established: February 2002

    Registered Charity Number: 1092293

    Board members: 9

    Full time staff: 20

    Part time staff: 4

    Volunteers: 5

    Phone number: 01733 201 210

    Address: Buglife Bug House, Ham Lane, Orton Waterville, Peterborough. PE2 5UU

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