Will you help the most important creatures on the planet?


41% of insect species face extinction.

The loss of their habitats and overuse of pesticides are two major reasons why these little creatures are dying out eight times faster than large mammals.

However, it’s not too late and with your help, we can put insects into recovery.

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By working together, we can change the future of insects. Starting right now, you can make small changes in your home, lifestyle and community that will help these fascinating creatures. Follow the advice in our Action for Insects guide and create an insect-friendly garden that is teaming with wildlife.

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How will your Guide to Taking Action for Insects help you to make a difference?

Packed full of easy to follow advice and tips, the guide will help you to:

  • Create a wildlife and insect-friendly garden
  • Plan your garden and choose the right plants
  • Stop using harmful chemicals inside your home and in your garden
  • Make lifestyle changes that will benefit insects
  • Find out more interesting facts and information to help create a Wilder Wiltshire

Here's a sneak preview of part of the guide:

Take Action for Insects

Find out why insects are dying out at such an alarming rate - and how together, we can stop it


The first report published in 2019 by Professor Dave Goulson summarises some of the best available evidence of insect declines, and suggests a series of actions to be taken at all levels of society to recover their diversity and abundance.

Insect declines and why they matter

The second report published in 2020 by Professor Dave Goulson summarises the actions that can be taken to reverse insect declines.

Reversing insect declines

Why should we care?

Without insects many birds, bats, reptiles, amphibians, small mammals and fish would die out as they would have nothing to eat.

87% of all plant species require animal pollination, most of it delivered by insects – that is pretty much all of them except grasses and conifers.

In addition 3 out of 4 of all the crops that we grow require pollination by insects.

Only by working together can we address the causes of insect loss, halt and reverse them and secure a sustainable future for insect life and for ourselves

Together, we can stop this alarming loss and create an environment that is rich in nature for the benefit of wildlife and people.


Image credit: Steve Smailes

What are we calling for?

We are calling on the UK government to set an ambitious pesticide reduction target. This must be as good as, if not better than, the EU’s target to reduce the overall use of pesticides by 50% across the country by 2030.

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