Insects are dying out up to 8 times faster than larger animals and 41% of insect species face extinction.
This is a grave cause for concern - it impacts us all as well as wildlife. Insects pollinate three quarters of our food crops, as well as being the main food source for many birds, small mammals and fish.
Loss of their habitat and overuse of pesticides are two of the major causes of this looming catastrophe. However, the good news is that it's not too late to act.
Insect populations can recover, and we know what needs to be done to save them.
By working together we can change the future of insects, starting right now. You can help by taking our pledge to take two simple actions in your home or outside space that will make a difference.
You can take action for insects
1. STOP killing insects by reducing your use of harmful chemicals at home
2. START to create 'Bug Hubs'
When you sign up we will provide you with two free Action Guides to help you go chemical free in your garden and to make your garden a haven for wildlife.
The new Environment Act calls for the creation of Nature Recovery Networksto be enshrined in law so that nature has more wild spaces that are bigger and better connected. By making your garden insect and wildlife friendly, your wild patch will become part of a bigger picture - a connected natural world where all widlife can thrive. Watch our Wilder Future short film with Sir David Attenborough explaining the importance of Nature Recover Networks.
Samuel Stuart and Bas Forgham will talk about the coal mine history of the area and nature reserve.