• Mervyn

How can we help our natural world which is in serious trouble?

Updated: Nov 12, 2018

Facts - Birds, Bees, Butterflies and other wildlife are in serious decline.

Birds, bees and bugs in your gardens or backyards is an ecosystem

and it needs looking after.

(Please Create a Wildlife Garden and make homes for Wildlife)

One of the main reasons for wildlife decline? ---> Pesticides.

Too much of our countryside is being routinely doused with a cocktail of chemicals. This needs to change – and farmers need help to get off the chemical treadmill.

FACTS - What's causing bee decline and how bad is the Decline?

Bees, especially wild solitary bees and bumblebees, are in serious decline in the UK and globally. In the UK, we have already lost around 13 species and another 35 are currently at risk.

The biggest single cause of bee decline is the intensification of farming. This is compounded by the increased use of pesticides, especially neonicotinoids, which is having a devastating impact on wild bees. Bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticides will now be banned on all outdoor crops. But more must be done to stop pesticides contaminating our countryside and our food

and harming ALL our wildlife.

The government is writing its new policy for farming after Brexit. This is the perfect opportunity to make sure pesticide reduction is at the heart of farming in the UK.

(Please check out the 'Friends of the Earth' Link and Sign the petition to make sure there's a clear plan to reduce pesticides and make the countryside a safer place for wildlife.)

Please support 'Our Fragile Planet' and e-mail us factual articles that can help to inform us all regarding the threats and possible solutions facing Birds, Bees, Butterflies and other Wildlife, including habitat loss, climate change, pesticides, pests and disease and invasive species etc.

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