Pollinator Conservation and the Application of Spatial Information

Pollinators are responsible for pollinating over 75% of our flowering plants, and nearly 75% of our crops. Honey bees pollinate billions of dollars’ worth of crops each year in the United States. Several local pollinators like bees and bats have experienced rapid declines over the past few decades. Bees are responsible for pollinating so many of the plants and foods we rely on today. Imagine a world without many fruits and vegetables, medicines, nuts, chocolate, coffee, and tequila!

Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradation, disease, and misuse of pesticides are all potential reasons for the decline. This presentation by Reena Bowman with the US Fish and Wildlife Service will provide an overview of their current status, recovery actions, and how spatial information is used to guide recovery efforts. Don’t miss this great presentation at the Fall Regional Meeting.

US Fish and Wildlife Service Pollinator Webpage: www.fws.gov/pollinators

Flowers Across Australia (another great global resource): https://blog.flowersacrosssydney.com.au/honeybee/.

More Info on the Fall 2018 Regional Meeting: www.wlia.org/fall-regional-meeting

Browse the Full Agenda: wlia2018fallregional.sched.com

Online Registration: www.wlia.org/fall-regional-meeting/registration

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