Press statement: 3 new members to promote pollinators during CBD CoP14

Yesterday, three new parties signed the declaration on the Coalition of the Willing on Pollinators during the Sign-up Event in Sharm-El-Sheikh. Today the Promote Pollinators secretariat published a press statement concerning this event. Read more and download the full statement!

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Introduction: Abram Bicksler, FAO

Please allow me to introduce myself- My name is Abram Bicksler and I am the new FAO focal point for pollinators and am resident in the Ecosystem Management and Agroecology team (AGPME) at headquarters in Rome. It is a great honor to be in this role and to see the excitement and urgent need surrounding the conservation and sustainable use of pollinators.

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EU steps up actions to stop the decline of pollinators

On 1 June 2018 the European Commission adopted the first-ever EU initiative to address the decline of wild pollinating insects. Around one in ten bee and butterfly species is on the verge of extinction in the EU, and a third of them have a declining population trend. Regional and local declines have been also recorded for other pollinator taxa.

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