We are likely losing some species forever. This is the message that was sent on World Bee Day.
Based on available data in the U.S and Europe, UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization believes that pollinators are under threat, and their numbers are falling because of human impact.
In a call to protect bees and other pollinators, the FAO underscored their key role in keeping the planet healthy by conserving biodiversity – a cornerstone of the Sustainable Development Goals, and a key element in building resilience in farming ecosystems to climate change.
World Bee Day was approved by the United Nations General Assembly in 2017 and celebrated for the first time last year. The date, 20 May, was chosen to coincide with the birthday of Anton Janša, a pioneer of modern apiculture from Slovenia.