Bees: Wildlife and environment groups call for neonic pesticides ban to be retained - and extended to all crops
Seventeen of the UK’s leading wildlife, conservation and environment groups are calling for the current EU restrictions on neonicotinoid insecticides to be retained – and extended to all crops – to protect Britain’s bees.
‘Making a success of Brexit’ must include protecting our wildlife and environment – say Friends of the Earth
The British public are overwhelmingly in favour of keeping or strengthening EU rules that protect our natural environment – including Britain’s under-threat bees – a new YouGov survey for Friends of the Earth published today reveals.
Leaving the EU endangers Britain’s bees, warns Friends of the Earth. If we leave on 23 June, EU nature directives – which have been vital for helping Britain’s bees – would cease to apply.
Great British Bee Count: A nation of bee lovers, but survey shows most people can’t recognise a honey bee
TV presenter backs Great British Bee Count 2016 The Great British Bee Count takes place 19 May-30 June 2016. Sign up for the free app at www.greatbritishbeecount.co.uk #greatbritishbeecount
A pledge by Devon County Council to protect bees from harmful pesticides on council land has been warmly welcomed by Friends of the Earth, Devon Wildlife Trust and Buglife South West.