De oplossingen

“Het Europees landbouwbeleid, en in de eerste plaats het Gemeenschappelijk Landbouwbeleid (GLB), moet rekening houden met het huidige wetenschappelijk bewijsmateriaal”

What we can do to protect bees & other pollinators

The threats to both wild and managed pollinators are real, significant and complex. Addressing all the threats in an integrated way will be an immense, yet fundamentally necessary, task.

What seems clear is that taking steps to address one of the major factors affecting pollinators, i.e. the impacts of chemical-intensive agriculture, will be crucial steps in the right direction. Any progress in transforming the current destructive chemical-intensive agricultural system into an ecological farming system will have many associated benefits on other dimensions of the environment and of human food security, besides the clear benefits to global pollinator health.

1. Ban the use of bee-harming pesticides

…starting with the top-ranking most dangerous substances currently authorised for use in the EU, i.e. the seven priority chemicals imidacloprid, thiamethoxam, clothianidin, fipronil, chlorpyriphos, cypermethrin and deltamethrin.

2. Support and promote agricultural practices

Through the adoption of pollinators’ national action plans, support and promote agricultural practices that benefit pollination services within agriculture systems, such as crop rotation, ecological focus areas at farm level, and organic farming methods.

3. Improve conservation of natural and semi-natural habitats

…in and around agricultural landscapes, as well as enhance biodiversity within agricultural fields.

4. Increase funding for research, development & application

…of ecological farming practices that move away from reliance on chemical pest control towards the use of biodiversity-based tools to control pests and enhance ecosystem health. EU policy makers should direct more funding for ecological agriculture solutions research under the auspices of the CAP (direct payments) and Horizon 2020 (EU research framework).

"Avoiding harm to pollinators by eliminating use and
exposure to potentially bee-harming pesticides"

− What you can do

"Enhancing the health of pollinators, both within
agroecosystems and in seminatural habitats"

− What you can do

"Farming with high biodiversity and without agrochemicals:
ecological, organic, sustainable systems"

− What you can do

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Help us save the bees

Add your voice to thousands of people around the world who want to protect the bees by banning bee-killing pesticides and unsustainable industrial agriculture and promoting ecological farming. The more people who sign, the more we can influence the governments and companies who can act to save the bees.

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