ZLI's Insect Apocalypse Campaign
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Insects Feed the Poor

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ZLI's Insect Apocalypse™ Campaign supports entomological research across photobiology, sensory ecology and macro-ecology sciences. It connects a familiar environmental disaster, the dramatic and horrifying decline of insect species around the globe, with an equally familiar humanitarian one: world hunger. Recognizing growing concerns over the debilitating impacts of artificial lighting on insect populations, Insect Apocalypse™ seeks service through science.

Insect Apocalypse™ supports entomological research and advances critical thinking through the arts, for open dialogue on the appropriateness of initiatives to conserve wild populations. Scientific research supported by Insect Apocalypse™ aids in the constant improvement of strategies necessary for living more productively with wildlife in all settings.

The Campaign celebrates the differences between insect eyes and our own, as a symbolic gesture to inspire the diversity, inclusion and engagement ethic that ZLI embraces.

Read the recent press release about the campaign: "Light Pollution is Driving the Insect Apocalypse: A New Study and Concern".

Help us fund the sciences of light and life to save animals and protect our environment!


Support the Campaign
There are several ways you can support ZLI and the Insect Apocalypse™ Campaign

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Photo Sciences Research

Help ZLI fund and pursue research through scholarships, research programs, post-doctorates, research labs and endowed professorship.

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Film & Media

Help ZLI fund the upcoming documentary A Hungry Light, which recounts the familiar effects of pesticides and habitat loss on insect species, but recognizes new scientific research that points to artificial light pollution as a significant factor behind the Insect Apocalypse.

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Sustainable Design

Live sustainably for insects by supporting our wildlife-friendly design planning services (lighting, architecture, and engineering), participating in our sustainable fashion initiatives (proceeds go towards entomological research), as well as by investing in and purchasing sustainable products. 

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Explore the world of insects responsibly by planting a Night Garden, or signing up for one of ZLI's educational tours (re-starting in 2021), such as the Responsible Firefly Tour or the Follow the Monarch Tour

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Supporting the Sciences of Light and Life Through the Arts For Animal Welfare and Wildlife Conservation.

Join the Campaign

We welcome you to become part of our global community of volunteers, partners, sponsors, and other supporters. Together, we can shape the future today!

Did you know a group of insects are called a horde, nest or swarm (among other names)? A group of butterflies can be called a flutter or kaleidoscope, while a group of bees are a hive or a grist, and a group of ants are a colony or an army. There is so much we can learn about and from insects. Join the Insect Apocalypse™ Campaign today to learn more!

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Become a Volunteer

Become part of our global community of staff, advisors, interns and volunteers. Together, we can shape the future today!

Join the Swarm
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Become a Partner

We are always looking for like-minded partners who want to work together to double our impact.

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Become a Sponsor

We are always looking for philanthropic corporations and other sponsors who want to help us expand our impact through mutually beneficial partnerships.

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100% of donations goes towards providing scholarships, grants, advocacy, and education that benefit animals and people alike. 

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