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  • East of England Bee Report Summary

  • Bees under siege from habitat loss, climate change and pesticides

    The East of England is one of the richest regions for bees in Britain due to the diversity of habitats present. This report aims to consolidate our knowledge of bees in the East of England, highlight the species that are most threatened and recommend conservation actions to rebuild declining populations.

     

    Invertebrates are essential to maintaining functioning ecosystems and the decline of our wild pollinators is of widespread concern.

     

    Almost 90% of wild plants and 75% of leading global crops depend on animal pollination, with the annual contribution of animal pollination to global crop production estimated at 235 to 577 billion US dollars.

     

    Bees face a range of complex and interacting threats, including habitat loss, fragmentation and degradation; climate change and changes to weather patterns; and pesticides and environmental pollution.

     


    Bee species under threat in the East of England


     

    • 25 species (11%) threatened
    • 17 species (7%) regionally extinct
    • An additional 31 species (14%) of conservation concern

     

    The East of England Bee Report identifies 25 species that are considered as threatened in the region. This includes species known from only a small number of sites, and species whose current status in the region is unclear.

  • Assessing the status of the Large Scabious bee (Andrena hattorfiana) in North Cornwall

  • Rediscovering the Bordered brown lacewing (Megalomus hirtus)

  • Wiltshire Bryophyte Report 2014

    Wessex Springs and Seepages Project - Wiltshire Bryophyte Report 2014

  • Wiltshire Invertebrate Report 2014

    Wessex Springs and Seepages Project - Wiltshire Invertebrate Report 2014

  • Mendips Bryophyte Report 2014

    Wessex Springs and Seepages Project - Mendips Bryophyte Report 2014

  • Mendips Invertebrate Report 2014

    Wessex Springs and Seepages Project - Mendips Invertebrate Report 2014

  • Lyme Regis Bryophyte Report 2012

    Wessex Springs and Seepages Project - Lyme Regis Bryophyte Report 2012

  • Lyme Regis Invertebrate Report 2012

    Wessex Springs and Seepages Project - Lyme Regis Invertebrate Report 2012

  • Blackdown Hills Bryophyte Survey Report 2011

    Wessex Springs and Seepages Project - Blackdown Hills Bryophyte Report 2011

  • Blackdown Hills Invertebrate Report 2012

    Wessex Springs and Seepages Project - Blackdown Hills Invertebrate Report 2012

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