Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Now this is good news....

every country should have one.

New $27 million project will protect key pollinators for food security and biodiversity

A new project worth $26.45 million has been launched by the Global Environment Facility to better protect bees, bats and birds that are essential to the world’s crop production.
The project will be coordinated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and will be executed through partnerships with the Governments of Brazil, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nepal, Pakistan and South Africa in collaboration with stakeholders from different environment and agricultural communities at national and international level, including ministries, research institutions, agencies, academia, NGOs, private sector and farming communities.

See:http://www.enn.com/wildlife/article/37890 for the full article.

This on top of a recent University employment of a Professor of Bees (at UEA I think). Governments are slowly waking up to the 'hidden' benefits that a diverse environment brings!

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