Safeguarding pollinators and their values to human well-being

Simon G. Potts, Vera Imperatriz-Fonseca, Hien T. Ngo, Marcelo A. Aizen, Jacobus C. Biesmeijer, Thomas D. Breeze, Lynn V. Dicks, Lucas A. Garibaldi, Rosemary Hill, Josef Settele, Adam J. Vanbergen

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Abstract

Wild and managed pollinators provide a wide range of benefits to society in terms of contributions to food security, farmer and beekeeper livelihoods, social and cultural values, as well as the maintenance of wider biodiversity and ecosystem stability. Pollinators face multiple threats from changes in land-use and management intensity, climate change, pesticides and genetically modified crops, pollinator management and pathogens, and invasive alien species. There are well-documented declines in some wild and managed pollinators in several regions of the world. However, many effective policy and management responses can be implemented to safeguard pollinators and sustain pollination services.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220–229
Number of pages10
JournalNature
Volume540
Early online date28 Nov 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2016

Keywords

  • Pollinator
  • Pollination

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