Buglife welcomes the funding promised by the Environment Secretary as a great first step towards securing the future of our precious pollinators. Coupled with the ban on neonicotinoids this is real affirmative action in the battle to arrest the decline of bees and other pollinators and preserve the buzz of life.
Public support for the Private Member’s Bill, the Protection of Pollinators Bill, has helped gain some major concessions from government who today announced the creation of a £60,000 fund to complete the mapping of pollinator habitat across England leading to the Bill being withdrawn.
Once mapping is completed more resource will clearly be needed to deliver the on-the-ground change required to turn the mapped lines into landscapes full of wildflowers for pollinators. But today is a great day for our pollinators