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Vicki Hird ​talks to Kitty Corrigan

Rebugging the Planet

Winter Weekend 2021, 

Meet the intelligent insects, marvellous minibeasts and inspirational invertebrates that bring life to our planet. Discover how we can ‘rebug’ our attitudes and embrace these brilliant, essential insects, so that we can avoid an ‘insectageddon’ and help each other thrive.

Bugs are economically invaluable, responsible for pollinating plants, feeding birds, defending crops and cleaning water systems. But with 40 per cent of insect species at risk of extinction and a third more endangered, our planet is headed towards an insect apocalypse. We have to start giving worms, spiders, beetles, ladybirds and butterflies the space they need to flourish.

The author is head of sustainable farming for Sustain, the campaign for better food and farming, and a former director of policy and campaigns at War on Want. Vicki talks to freelance journalist Kitty Corrigan.
Vicki Hird ​talks to Kitty Corrigan