Scientific studies have linked the use of pesticides containing the chemical thiamethoxam to the falling numbers of honeybees, wild bees and other animals which pollinate plants.
Insects play a vital role in the food chain – with around a third of the food we eat relying on pollination mainly by bees.
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This infographic highlights the importance, at the forest and landscape scales, of employing pollination-friendly management practices with recommendation on measures for maintaining pollinator in forests and landscapes.
It aims at raising awareness among stakeholders about the benefits of pollinators and beneficial practices that help to enhance pollination services across agricultural sectors.
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By observing World Bee Day each year, we can raise awareness on the essential role bees and other pollinators play in keeping people and the planet healthy, and on the many challenges they face today.
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Bees and other pollinators, such as butterflies, bats and hummingbirds, are increasingly under threat from human activities.
Pollinators allow many plants, including many food crops, to reproduce. Not only do pollinators contribute directly to food security, but they are key to conserving biodiversity – a cornerstone of the Sustainable Development Goals. They also serve as sentinels for emergent environmental risks, signaling the health of local ecosystems.
Invasive insects, pesticides, land-use change and monocropping practices may reduce available nutrients and pose threats to bee colonies.
To raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development, the UN designated 20 May as World Bee Day.
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