Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Charity information

Bumblebee Conservation Trust

We work to raise awareness of the decline of bumblebees

Founded 2006

  • Mission statement

    We are a leading UK invertebrate conservation charity with technical expertise and a strong track record of wildlife habitat delivery, awareness raising and public engagement. Our vision is for our communities and countryside to be rich in colourful wildflowers and bees, supporting a diversity of wildlife and habitats for everyone to enjoy.

    Bumblebees have declined dramatically due to habitat loss. Over 97% of the UK’s lowland flower-rich meadows have vanished since 1930. Two bumblebee species have become extinct since WWII and many other species are threatened. Urgent efforts are needed to halt the decline in bumblebee populations. Bumblebees provide more than just wonderful sights and sounds. Without bumblebees, we would also lose the essential eco-system service that they offer, which supports diverse populations of wildflowers and animals; the countryside will lose its variety and colour.

  • Aims

    Bumblebee Conservation Trust aims to:

    • Support the conservation of all bumblebees, rare or abundant
    • Raise awareness and increase understanding about bumblebees and the social, economic, environmental and cultural benefits which they and other pollinators provide
    • Ensure BBCT is sustainable, fit for purpose, and able to respond quickly to challenges and change.
  • Overview

    Established: May 2006

    Registered Charity Number: 1115634

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 13

    Part time staff: 10

    Volunteers: 500

    Phone number: 00

    Address: Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Beta Centre FK94NF

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