News

Session on the role of Pollinators on Agriculture Day

Session on the role of Pollinators, Rio Conventions Pavilion, 25 November 2018

At Sharm El Sheikh, another event took place that also highlighted the importance of pollinators. This was the Agriculture Day at the Rio Conventions Pavilion, which focused on the theme ‘Agriculture and Biodiversity: Walking hand-in-hand toward a sustainable world.’ It was co-organized by the CBD, FAO and the Government of Mexico, in partnership with GIZ, Rare, IUCN and Conservation International.

Continue reading “Session on the role of Pollinators on Agriculture Day”

Recap: working session CoP14

On the 18th of November the members of the Coalition of the Willing Promote Pollinators and some interested others joined in a meeting to exchange experiences and discuss the organization.

Continue reading “Recap: working session CoP14”

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!

Continue reading “Press statement: 3 new members to promote pollinators during CBD CoP14”

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.

Continue reading “Introduction: Abram Bicksler, FAO”

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.

Continue reading “EU steps up actions to stop the decline of pollinators”