Your opinion matters to us. Will you please answer the following questions?
Insects are vital to our ecosystems and our very existence. Pollinators are particularly critical as many crops in Canada benefit from insect pollination and all terrestrial ecosystems rely on these important creatures. Evidence is mounting across the globe that pollinators and other insects are declining. Recent studies have reported declines in insect abundance from 40 to 75 per cent. The research identified habitat loss, pesticides, fertilizers, climate change, introduced species and disease as the primary factors in these declines. Sadly, these declines are also affecting our birds, bats and fish.
In spite of all this, Canada has no action plan to recover pollinators. The Canadian Wildlife Federation wants to change that and we need your help by completing our survey.
Working with corporations, municipalities, provinces, territories and Indigenous Peoples, the action plan would:
- Create a National Pollinator Monitoring Program
- Establish habitat restoration projects in areas such as city parks, right-of-ways and along roadways to establish pollinator pathways
Pollinators need a voice that only you can give. It is time for dedicated action to halt their decline.