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Buzzworthy Updates: Celebrating Pollinator Week 2024

We hope this newsletter finds you buzzing with excitement for the latest updates from our pollinator conservation project, “Advancing Pollinator Conservation throughout North America.” As we celebrate Pollinator Week 2024 (17–23 June), here’s what’s been happening:

1. People for Pollinators Campaign: Join the Movement!
We’re thrilled to announce the success of our recent social media campaign “People for Pollinators.” Together, we’ve been spreading awareness and advocating for pollinator conservation across North America, with a total reach of over 8 million.

You can still be a part of the movement! Visit our website here to discover “Nine Simple and Easy Ways You Can Help Pollinators.” Dive into tips and resources on gardening for pollinators, and don’t forget to check out our Social Media Toolkit, packed with downloadable assets and content to help you spread the word.


2. Project Updates: Advancing Pollinator Conservation throughout North America
Our efforts to advance pollinator conservation have been buzzing along smoothly. From 2022 to 2024, we brought together experts virtually and in person to delve into crucial topics such as North American Native Bee Inventories and Monitoring. Discussions ranged from Programs, Practices and Considerations for Practitioners to Geospatial Tools and Strategic Recommendations and Mapping Priority Areas. Stay tuned for upcoming publications highlighting insights and recommendations from these discussions!

3. The Bee Tool of North America: Discover the Bees in your Area
Exciting news! We’ve made significant progress on “The Bee Tool of North America,” a user-friendly mapping tool particularly useful to scientists and conservation practitioners. It is designed to help you explore the diverse world of bees in your area. Are you curious about the bees buzzing in your backyard? Dive into the tool here and discover the fascinating world of North American bees.

4. The State of Knowledge on North American Pollinator Conservation
Last but certainly not least, we’re proud to announce the publication of “The State of Knowledge on North American Pollinator Conservation—Shared Priorities for the Region.” Dive into this comprehensive report here to explore shared priorities and insights shaping pollinator conservation efforts across the continent.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to pollinator conservation. Together, we’re making a real difference for our planet’s vital pollinators. Happy Pollinator Week 2024!

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Pollinator Week 2024

About the CEC

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) was established in 1994 by the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States through the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, a parallel environmental agreement to NAFTA. As of 2020, the CEC is recognized and maintained by the Environmental Cooperation Agreement, in parallel with the new Free Trade Agreement of North America. The CEC brings together a wide range of stakeholders, including the general public, Indigenous people, youth, nongovernmental organizations, academia, and the business sector, to seek solutions to protect North America’s shared environment while supporting sustainable development for the benefit of present and future generations

The CEC is governed and funded equally by the Government of Canada through Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Government of the United States of Mexico through the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, and the Government of the United States of America through the Environmental Protection Agency.

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