RBPS and Pollinators
Insect pollinators continue to decline in Europe despite the Common Agricultural Policy’s increased focus on environmental protection. Pollinator experts identified the need to improve the quality of habitats through improved targeted management and robust monitoring. This should be complemented with enhanced landscape diversity to provide all resources pollinators require throughout the year. Results-based payments schemes can play a key role to provide pollinator-friendly habitats.
Experts identified substantial opportunities to improve the abundance and diversity of habitats and landscape features through adopting pollinator-friendly management.
Results-based schemes can incentise farmers to support pollinator habitat packages on their farm to enhance landscape diversity.
More information, guidelines and events concering wild pollinators in the EU: https://wikis.ec.europa.eu