Protect pollinators from pesticides

Pollination is a fundamental ecosystem service for plant reproduction, agricultural production and the maintenance of terrestrial biodiversity. Almost 90 per cent of the world’s flowering plants are pollinated by insects and other animals, and it is estimated that about one-third of the global food volume produced benefits from animal pollination.

However, insect pollinators, in particular, can be adversely affected by pesticides. Therefore, the protection of pollinators from pesticides deserves attention and appropriate actions from policy makers, regulators, agricultural producers, and beekeepers.

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