Strengthening Regional Pollinator Conservation to Secure Local Benefits

Status: Active
Operational Plan: 2019 - 2020

Pollinators support the reproduction of the majority of wild plants and 75% of crop species, and are crucial to food security, human well-being and natural ecosystems. However, the number of pollinators has declined due to habitat loss and degradation, intensive agricultural management, widespread use of agrochemicals, pathogens, invasive species and climate change—resulting in the need for conservation actions and the engagement of stakeholders in different sectors. This project aims to develop a North American Pollinator Conservation Framework with recommendations for decision making, leveraging existing pollinator conservation efforts across the region; and to promote stakeholder engagement through increased awareness of the ecological and socio-economic benefits of pollinators for local communities.