Pollinators vital to our food supply under threat

Pollination, Pollinators and Food Production

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Pollinators vital to our food supply under threat
Media/Press
2016
Abstract: 

A growing number of pollinator species worldwide are being driven toward extinction by diverse pressures, many of them human-made, threatening millions of livelihoods and hundreds of billions of dollars worth of food supplies, according to the first global assessment of pollinators. However, the assessment, a two-year study conducted and released today by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), also highlights a number of ways to effectively safeguard pollinator populations.

Document language: 
English
Organization producing the document: 
FAO
Thematic area: 
Pollination, Pollinators and Food Production

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