Can a new EU deal save our pollinators?

Can a new EU deal save our pollinators?

Bees could be ensured safe flight around Europe via ‘buzz lines’ under a new deal unveiled yesterday.

Creating a network of ecological corridors is one of a number of measures in the European Commission’s ‘New Deal for Pollinators’.

One in three bee, butterfly and hoverfly species are currently disappearing in the EU, so we urgently need to reverse their decline by 2030.

The deal aims to do that by targeting their key adversaries: pesticides, pollution, invasive alien species, changing land use and climate change.

“Small things can drive big changes in our world. In the case of pollinators, these small insects will define the future of nature and long-term food security,” says Virginijus Sinkevičius, EU Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries.

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