Today’s declaration by Environment Minster Rory Stewart that the UK Government doesn’t support a renegotiation of crucial EU nature laws, has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth.
The UK Government isn’t acting quickly enough on new evidence of the threats faced by bees and other pollinators in England, the Bee Coalition warned today, the first anniversary of the UK’s National Pollinator Strategy [NPS].
Manchester Bee Summit to encourage local councillors, businesses and housing providers to help our pollinators
School grounds and gardens proved to be the most bee-friendly habitats for spotting bees during the Great British Bee Count 2015 – highlighting their importance for Britain’s under-threat pollinators – results published today reveal.
Friends of the Earth has taken the first formal legal steps over the Government’s decision to permit the use of bee-harming pesticides in England despite a Europe-wide ban.
Bee Coalition press release: The Bee Coalition has reacted with dismay to news that the National Farmers Union is attempting to sidestep an EU ban on neonicotinoids, pesticides known to be harmful to bees.
Commenting on the EU State of Nature report, published today (Wednesday 20 May), Friends of the Earth nature campaigner Sandra Bell said: “Europe’s wildlife and natural environment are under huge pressure.
The UK Government must listen to the overwhelming scientific evidence on the threat neonicotinoid pesticides pose to bees, and support a permanent ban on their use, Friends of the Earth said today.
A campaign to protect European laws that are crucial for the protection of some of the most important wildlife sites and species in the UK has been launched today by a coalition of 100 organisations, including Friends of the Earth.