‘No Insectinction’ is a call for action, a coming together of people and organisations with a shared endeavour to heal our planet’s life support system. 1) Room for insects to thrive 2) Safe spaces for insects 3) Friendlier relationship with insects
Recent studies paint a grim picture of the decline of insects across the planet. A well-publicised review recently concluded that current rates of decline could lead to the extinction of 41% of the world’s insect species over the next few decades. A small number of unfussy, very mobile and pollutant-tolerant species are able to cope with the damage that humans are doing to our planet. These generalist species are replacing the rich diversity of species that make up the fabric of life on Earth.
We must achieve three things: 1) Room for insects to thrive – we need to make space for wildlife and reconnect the wild parts of our landscapes 2) Safe spaces for insects – we must free our land and freshwaters from pollutants and invasive species 3) Friendlier relationship with insects – We need to act now to stop insectinction. However, the scale and quality of that action is still limited by our lack of understanding and awareness.