Help buglife creating
CORRIDORS FOR POLLINATORS
Buglife is Europe’s only organization dedicated to the conservation of all invertebrates and production of invertebrate populations that are sustainable. They achieve their cause through promoting the relevance of invertebrates in the environment and raising awareness about the threats to their survival, but also by encouraging and supporting invertebrateconservation initiatives by other organizations in the UK, Europe, and around the world.
$217 Billion annual global loss of agriculture output if the pollinators are not protected. Pollinators are key to a rapid restoration in which Buglife is making an essential effort to preserve and protect.
According to IPBES, nearly 90% of wild flowering plant species worldwide rely on animal pollination. Pollinators, as a result, are critical for the regulation of ecosystem services that support food production, habitats, and natural resources. According to some experts, animal pollinators such as native honeybees are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we eat. In addition, pollinators boost crop productivity and quality in a variety of crops that provide vital goods like biofuels and fibers such as cotton and linen. These crops, which include fruits and vegetables, are necessary for human diets and nutrition because they provide vitamins and minerals.
Buglife, promotes the use of green or “living”; roofs as a means of increasing bug habitat and therefore supports the creation of land which can be used by pollinators during extreme weather conditions resulting from climate change. This plays a very important role, as this land can serve as a safe and protected area for migration when pollinators desperately need a habitat.
B-Lines bring a range of benefits to wildlife, people and agriculture, including:
— Helping conserve our native pollinators and a range of other wildlife and contributing towards Biodiversity targets
— Helping our wildlife respond to climate change by making it easier for them to move around
— Increasing the number of insect pollinators and the benefits these bring to our farming sector (pollination being an important ‘ecosystem service’)
— Bringing nature to people
— Giving opportunities for everyone to play their part and help create the B-Lines network.
We mediate investment so:
— create a 10km long stretch of the
B-line into a functional connection.
— create of a minimum of 20 evenly spaced one hectare blocks of wildflower rich habitat for pollinators.
— Alongside this there is a need to foster better connectivity by encouraging those along the B-Line to carry out smaller scale interventions such as wildflower planting in gardens, schools, road verges etc.
— Community involvement: Majority of the planting and seeding to be carried out by local community in a voluntary capacity with support from expert conservation officer.
— Educational: Further to this there will be extensive training of local community in pollinator monitoring using the FIT count methodology including training a minimum of ten trainers who can continue the legacy of training and knowledge after the project ends.
Owning Digital Asset
Certificate of the projects