TN104 Matt Shardlow CEO of Buglife on neonicotinoid insecticides

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A conversation with Matt Shardlow, CEO of Buglife the invertebrate conservation trust and – as ‘The Independent’ put it – “the environmentalist with the most conspicuous rising reputation in Britain”. In this podcast we are discussing neonicotinoids, an incredibly toxic group of chemicals that appear to be having a massive impact on invertebrates. Matt explains what neonicotinoids are, the serious impacts they’re having, and why Buglife is threatening legal action against the government saying that their use should be halted under the EU law of ‘Precautionary Principle’.


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Passionate about animal welfare and conservation, veggie and dairy-free, I live in the Wiltshire (UK) countryside. I co-founded Birders Against Wildlife Crime and Birds Korea. Trustee of the League against Cruel Sports On Twitter @charliemoores

One Comment

  1. Simon says:

    Hi Charlie,

    I’m a big fan of Buglife for a small organisation they punch well above their weight.

    However I wonder what consideration Buglife have given to the alternatives if neonicotinoids are banned? this could lead to more toxic chemicals being used more widely and therefore bring accelarated and further disaster to insects and all wildlife on farms.

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