The Bumblebee Conservation Trust was established because of serious concerns about the 'plight of the bumblebee'. In the last 80 years their bumblebee populations have crashed. Two species have become nationally extinct and several others have declined dramatically.
Bumblebees are familiar and much-loved insects that pollinate their crops and wildflowers, so people are rightly worried. They have a vision for a different future in which their communities and countryside are rich in bumblebees and colourful flowers, supporting a diversity of wildlife and habitats for everyone to enjoy. A growing number of committed supporters are helping their small team of staff make a big difference. They have over 8,000 members and are growing fast.
They are working toward three main aims:
Support the conservation of all bumblebees, rare or abundant
Raise awareness and increase understanding about bumblebees and the social, economic, environmental and cultural benefits which they and other pollinators provide
Ensure BBCT is sustainable, fit for purpose, and able to respond quickly to challenges and change.
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