Reversing Insect Pollinator Decline - POST Note

Published 12 September 2013 | POST notes POST PN 442

Authors: Jonathan Wentworth

Topic: Agriculture and environment, Biodiversity, Common Agricultural Policy

Pollination by insects enables the reproduction of flowering plants and is critical to UK agriculture.1 Insect pollinators have declined globally, with implications for food security and wild habitats. This POSTnote summarises the causes for the recent trends, gaps in knowledge and possible strategies for reversing pollinator decline.

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