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The thematic assessment of pollinators, pollination and food production carried out under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services aims to assess animal pollination as a regulating ecosystem service underpinning food production in the context of its contribution to nature’s gifts to...


The thematic assessment of pollinators, pollination and food production carried out under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services aims to assess animal pollination as a regulating ecosystem service underpinning food production in the context of its contribution to nature’s gifts to...


An international science body tasked with tracking the ecological health of the planet has announced the findings of its first report. The review warns that the ongoing decline in the number of pollinating insects and animals threatens global crop production.


Perhaps not of the biggest international political importance, but one of the highlights of the Conference of the Parties on Biodiversity was the set up and signing of the Declaration on the Coalition of the Willing on Pollinators. Thirteen countries signed in Mexico and many countries, organisations and businesses want to join. “The...


The Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in section IV of its decision IPBES-4/1, on the work programme of the Platform, approved the summary for policymakers of the report on the thematic assessment of pollinators, pollination and food production, and accepted the individual...


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...


IUCN has presented the latest report by its Biodiversity Offsets Technical Study Group at the IUCN World Parks Congress (12 - 19 November 2014 in Sydney, Australia). Lead authors Kerry ten Kate and John Pilgrim together with various contributing authors have written more than sixty pages of very dense information ranging from the context and...


Twelve experts on pollination and its links to human well-being have used groundbreaking results from a major scientific assessment to suggest to Governments ten specific policies to protect pollinators and their value to people. 


The report's chapters summarise some of the key findings of the STEP project as a series of short case studies. Each case study presents a summary of the main scientific evidence followed by a short description of its policy relevance. These case studies are not an exhaustive list of all the outputs of the STEP project, but simply a small...


Le rapport comprend deux parties. La première fournit de l’information sur la structure du secteur apicole au Canada, l’état actuel des abeilles domestiques, l’importance des pollinisateurs et les conséquences de la mortalité des abeilles. Vu l’importance des pollinisateurs pour la production alimentaire, la deuxième partie du rapport porte sur...