1st April 2021

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust was established because of serious concerns about the ‘plight of the bumblebee’. In the last 80 years our bumblebee populations have crashed. Two species have become nationally extinct and several others have declined dramatically. We have a vision to create a world where bumblebees are thriving and valued ensuring our future food security.

In 2022:

We continued to implement and plate targets to our Acton plan, Submitted data to the Race Report, sit on the Advisory Board to the Race for Nature. Worked with Wildlife and Countryside Link on their EDI roadmap and subsumed it into our action plan. Attended Youth and environment services meeting, led on the Rethink nature EDI forum, developed an internal EDI staff group. Developed and sent out tender to EDI facilitators for a training/conversation for Trustees and Senior Managers to take place in June 2023.

On our website we have an EDI statement: https://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/how-we-are-run/

In 2023

To ensure that our stakeholders and staff and Trustees continue to drive EDI as per our action plan.
To ensure our redeveloped recruitment process provides more accessibility to all and entices more applications from diverse groups