DEFRA announces launch of the National Pollinator Strategy
Garden Organic welcomes the government's launch of the National Pollinator Strategy for England. The Department of Food and Rural Affairs' (DEFRA) strategy sets out a ten year plan to help pollinating insects survive and thrive.
Our pollinators are vital for food production and biodiversity and they face a range of pressures from habitat loss to pests and diseases. This ten year strategy includes information on the current evidence, and policy actions to support and protect the many pollinating insects which contribute to our food production and the diversity of our environment. It also explains what research is planned to find out more about the current state of our pollinators and how we can protect them. Pollinating insects include many different species of bees and other insects such as hoverflies, beetles, flies, butterflies and moths. You can read download a copy of the strategy here.
To read more about our involvement in the National Pollinator Strategy through the Bee Heard campaign and how you can get involved here.