We are witnessing the largest extinction event on Earth since the dinosaurs
41% of insect species face extinction
Insects are dying out up to 8 times faster than larger animals.
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.
Why is this happening?
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.
Take Action for Insects and help tackle this crisis
Together, we can:
|STOP killing insects by reducing our use of pesticides where we live, work and farm|
|START to create more insect-friendly habitats in towns, cities and the countryside|
By joining Action for Insects today:
WE WILL HELP YOU take practical action by creating insect and wildlife friendly spaces
|WE WILL ASK FOR your voice to put pressure on the government to set an ambitious national pesticide reduction target|
Together we will help build a Wilder Future for Britain where insects and wildlife can thrive