(27 May 2021) – Today, the Commission is publishing a report on the implementation of the first-ever EU Pollinators Initiative, which the Commission adopted in 2018 to address the decline of wild pollinating insects.
One in ten bee and butterfly species in Europe are on the verge of extinction, and one third of them are in decline.
The review published today shows that significant progress has been made in the implementation of the initiative’s actions, but challenges remain in tackling the various drivers of decline.
The report shows that the initiative remains a useful policy tool that allows the EU, Member States and stakeholders to tackle the decline of pollinators.
By the end of 2020, more than thirty actions have been implemented across three priority areas: improving knowledge of pollinator decline; tackling the causes of pollinator decline; engaging the public and promoting cooperation to halt the decline.