Reversing Insectageddon

Wild Landfill - Helping save Wales' pollinators and our food production

In a small but significant way, Wild Landfill Helping to Halt the Decline in British Pollinators by restoring the biodiversity needed to pollinate many of our crops by creating the perfect conditions to maximise biodiversity and create a perfect place for insect populations to thrive. That means more dragonflies , butterflies and bees as well as the myriad of other vital insects that form part of the web of life which supports us all.

Britains Crops Depend on Bees and other Insects to pollinate them.

Key facts

  • 75% of the world’s food crops are reliant on animal pollination
  • Annual value of pollinators to UK farmers is approximately £1 billion
  • Research by Professor Simon Potts of Reading University played a key role in the new National Pollinator Strategy

Professor Simon Potts's of Reading University said: “Pollination by bees and insects contributes more than £600M to the UK economy every year but habitat loss, insecticides, and climate change are harming populations, meaning less food is produced.

Read more about the amazing work being done at Reading University to improve our food security and help stop the decline in our insect populations.

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