Views sought on strategy to protect pollinators
A public consultation on a strategy to protect pollinating insects in Scotland is currently being run by Scottish Natural Heritage.
Scotland’s pollinators include the honey bee, bumble bees, solitary bees, wasps, hoverflies, other flies, beetles, butterflies and moths. There are concerns that environmental pressures are leading to declines in the number, diversity and geographic range of pollinators.
SNH are seeking views on a strategy help public bodies, non-governmental organisations and members of the public to work together to conserve pollinator species.
The consultation is open until 14 March 2016.