Buglife – The Invertebrate Conservation Trust (usually referred to simply as Buglife) is a British-based nature conservation charity.

Buglife - The Invertebrate Conservation Trust
TypeConservation charity
Founded2002 (2002)
HeadquartersOrton Waterville, Peterborough
Area served
United Kingdom
Key people
Germaine Greer, president Steve Backshall, vice president


It is headquartered in Peterborough, England, off the A605 in Nene Park, Peterborough, close to Ferry Meadows railway station and The Granary Beefeater Grill. It has additional offices in Scotland and the South West of England. Its aim is to prevent invertebrate extinctions and to maintain sustainable populations of invertebrates in the United Kingdom.


Activities undertaken by Buglife fall into the following areas:

  • Undertaking and promoting study and research
  • Promoting habitat management aimed at maintaining and enhancing invertebrate biodiversity
  • Publicising invertebrates


In September 2011, Buglife contributed to BBC Radio 4’s Saving Species programme.[1]

In 2015, Buglife campaigned successfully to stop a building development which had threatened the critically endangered species Nothophantes horridus (also known as the Horrid ground-weaver).[2][3][4]


  1. ^ Presenters:Brett Westwood (8 September 2011). "Saving Species Episode 16". Saving Species. Series 2. BBC. BBC Radio 4.
  2. ^ "Rare horrid ground-weaver spider stops Plymouth housing plans". BBC News Online. 9 June 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  3. ^ Morby, Aaron (11 June 2015). "Horrid ground weaver spider halts housing scheme". Construction Enquirer. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  4. ^ Morris, Steven (13 January 2015). "Rare spider under threat from housing estate plan, conservation charity warns". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 10 June 2015.

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