Ten policies for pollinators

  title={Ten policies for pollinators},
  author={Lynn V. Dicks and Blandina Felipe Viana and Riccardo Bommarco and Berry J. Brosi and Mar{\'i}a del Coro Arizmendi and Saul A. Cunningham and Leonardo Galetto and Rosemary Hill and Ariadna Valentina Lopes and Carmen S{\'i}lvia Soares Pires and Hisatomo Taki and Simon G. Potts},
  pages={975 - 976}
What governments can do to safeguard pollination services Earlier this year, the first global thematic assessment from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) evaluated the state of knowledge about pollinators and pollination (1, 2). It confirmed evidence of large-scale wild pollinator declines in northwest Europe and North America and identified data shortfalls and an urgent need for monitoring elsewhere in the world. With high-level… 
The need for coordinated transdisciplinary research infrastructures for pollinator conservation and crop pollination resilience
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Evaluation of US State Pollinator Plans Using Three Evidence-Based Policymaking Frameworks
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A global-scale expert assessment of drivers and risks associated with pollinator decline.
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Assessment of the response of pollinator abundance to environmental pressures using structured expert elicitation
The outputs of the novel use of a structured expert elicitation, designed to quantify the probability of good pollinator abundance given a variety of weather, disease, and habitat scenarios are reported and discussed.
Urgent need to strengthen the international commitment to IPBES
All member countries are called on to further commit to IPBES by increasing their financial and technical support towards achieving the platform’s ambitious agenda.
Why the views of Latin American Scientists on Citizen Science as a Tool for Pollinator Monitoring and Conservation Matter?
Five interrelated strategies that can be taken to engage scientists in CS are suggested, covering the following: (a) create funding lines to support projects, (b) include extension and outreach activities in the system of scientists’ evaluation, (c) promote an inter and transdisciplinary infrastructure, (d) promote Scientists’ building capacities in CS, and (e) encourage scientists to do science communication.


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Delivery of crop pollination services is an insufficient argument for wild pollinator conservation
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The role of agri-environment schemes in conservation and environmental management
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Bee declines driven by combined stress from parasites, pesticides, and lack of flowers
The stresses bees are experiencing from climate change, infectious diseases, and insecticides are reviewed, with concern that the authors may be nearing a “pollination crisis” in which crop yields begin to fall.
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