Action for Insects
"We are witnessing the largest extinction event on Earth since the dinosaurs"
Insects are dying out up to 8 times faster than larger animals and 41% of insect species face extinction. In the last fifty years, we have reduced the abundance of wildlife on Earth dramatically. One of the biggest casualties and one that is least talked about is the devastating loss of insects. Today we are asking you to help us to stop this catastrophic loss of insects by signing up to Take Action for Insects.
It's not too late to stop and reverse this loss of insect life.
Habitat loss and chronic exposure to pesticides, are two of the major causes of this looming catastrophe. In a report just published, Professor Dave Goulson, summarises some of the best available evidence of insect loss and proposes actions that must be taken to recover their diversity and abundance. 3 out of 4 of all the crops we grow require pollination by insects and 87% of all plant species rely on pollination by insects. The good news is that it’s not too late to act.
By working together, we can change the future of insects by taking two simple actions:
- 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 taking action together, we can build a Wilder Future where insects, wildlife and people can thrive. Every space in Britain must be used to help wildlife. It's not too late. Few insects have gone extinct so far, and populations can rapidly recover. But we can’t do this alone. By pledging your support to 'Take Action for Insects' your voice will count as we ask government, local authorities, farmers and landowners to manage their land differently, to use less toxic chemicals and make more space for insects and wildlife to thrive once more.
Please sign up now to Take Action for Insects.