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    Influencing the Policy Agenda

    Tuesday 2nd June

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    Wildflower Walk

    Saturday 27th June
    RSPB Portmore Lough 1 Georges Island Road Aghalee BT67 0DW
    £5.68 – £6.95

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    Management of Extreme Events in Lakes and Catchments

    Tuesday 30th June
    Muirhevna Building, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Rd., Dundalk, Ireland
    €20 – €60

        
     

    Human and insect fates connected 20 February 2020

    Fates of humans and insects intertwined, warn scientists (via The Guardian)

     
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    By Damian Carrington
     
    The “fates of humans and insects are intertwined”, scientists have said, with the huge declines reported in some places only the “tip of the iceberg”.

    The warning has been issued by 25 experts from around the world, who acknowledge that little is known about most of the estimated 5.5 million insect species. However, enough was understood to warrant immediate action, they said, because waiting for better data would risk irreversible damage.

    The researchers said solutions were available and must be implemented immediately. These range from bigger nature reserves and a crackdown on harmful pesticides to individual action such as not mowing the lawn and leaving dead wood in gardens. They also said invertebrates must no longer be neglected by conservation efforts, which tend to focus on mammals and birds.

    Read more via The Guardian