Ten policies for pollinators

@article{Dicks2016TenPF,
  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 S Pires and Hisatomo Taki and Simon G. Potts},
  journal={Science},
  year={2016},
  volume={354},
  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… 
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