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.
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.
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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.