Bees: Welsh draft action plan for pollinators welcomed
Commenting on the draft Action Plan for Pollinators for Wales, published today (Tuesday 9 April 2013) by the Welsh Government, Friends of the Earth Cymru Director Gareth Clubb, said: “The Welsh Government’s draft pollinator action plan – in response to our Bee Cause campaign – is very welcome and shows real leadership.
“However, the power to ban pesticides lies in Westminster, not Cardiff Bay, and the Welsh Government must discuss devolution of these controls immediately if we are to have decent protection for Welsh bees.
“With wild bees in particular struggling across Britain, it’s essential that David Cameron’s Government acts too.
“The UK administration must follow the forward-thinking Welsh Government’s lead with a Bee Action Plan – and support restrictions on neonicotinoid pesticides linked to bee decline.”
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Notes to editors
1. Welsh Government: draft action http://wales.gov.uk/consultations/environmentandcountryside/pollinator-action-plan/?status=open&lang=en. for pollinators.
2. The Welsh Government announced their intention to develop a Pollinator Action Plan for Wales at an http://wales.gov.uk/newsroom/environmentandcountryside/2012/120723beesknees/?lang=en with Friends of the Earth in July 2012