Ontario has just released its draft Pollinator Health Action Plan for public review. The plan proposes actions to address four stressors: habitat loss, disease, exposure to pesticides and climate change.
Ontario Nature is working with partners to assess the plan and provide recommendations. Stay informed by joining our Action Alert updates.
Working alongside our Youth Council and in partnership with farm, health and other environmental organizations, Ontario Nature is:
- Advocating for change, particularly the banning of neonicotinoid pesticides in Ontario;
- Encouraging fellow Ontarians to plant pollinator gardens and native plants; and
- Raising awareness of our pollinators’ plight through media, social media, events and gatherings.
Pollinators are critical to our ecosystems. Insect pollinators, both wild (e.g., many species of bees and moths) and domestic (honeybees), are in serious decline due to the combination of:
Pollinators are responsible for an estimated one out of three bites of food that people eat, which is worth billions of dollars to the North American economy. Pollinators ensure the reproductive success of plants and the survival of the wildlife that depend on those plants for food and shelter.
For more information on the youth-led pollinator campaign, please contact Sarah Hedges at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The youth-led pollinator campaign is generously supported by:
The Gosling Foundation
The Chawkers Foundation