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Welcome to the Society!

The world’s insect populations are quietly disappearing,
but you can help them.

WHAT WE KNOW

“A whole insect world might be quietly going missing, a loss of abundance that could alter the planet in unknowable ways.”

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THE NUMBERS

~9%

average decline of
terrestrial insect abundance,
per decade

 

Science

1/4

of known bee species
have not been recorded
since the 1990's

 

National Geographic

40%

of insect species
are threatened with
extinction

 

Science Direct

"It doesn’t mean that every kind of insect is affected in
the same way. Several recent studies have shown that
some species are able to prosper while their close
relatives die out."

WEF

"Knowing where and why certain species are struggling is as important as trying to fix it. Insects are in trouble, but each bug faces its own battle. Support for our arthropod friends will need to be carefully targeted."

 

WEF

 

What we really need is more reliable data from more places.

BUT IT'S COMPLICATED

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THIS IS WHERE WE COME IN

We believe that the key to understanding insect populations, is to monitor their behaviour in real time, in more places across the globe.

That's why we're creating a range of
open-source smart insect monitors that connect to an online platform, providing a reliable research tool for scientists and amateur enthusiasts alike.

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THE SPAIA* SMART INSECT MONITOR RANGE

 
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HOW IT WORKS

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Low-cost internet-enabled devices that can be used to monitor insects and the micro-climates in which they are found. Data from these devices is logged to a globally accessible database.

 

(*pronounced spy-er, like spider without the 'd')

Join us!

Help us make it happen by adding your email to our waiting list. Every email address is a vote in favour of this important project.

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