Wales announces new plan to protect bees

Pollinators such as bees and hover flies, which are vital for the environment and economy, will receive new protection under plans announced by the Welsh government

The Pollinator Action Plan is claimed to be the first of its kind in the UK and will focus on reversing a 30-year decline in Welsh bee populations. It will work to make areas more bee-friendly, for example by working with urban planners to ensure that developments have suitable plants grown in areas such as railway embankments and road verges.

The value of bees and other pollinators to the UK government is estimated to be £430m a year through the ‘services’ they provide such as honey production and crop pollination.



You’re the solution that Positive News needs

Our small, dedicated team is passionate about building a better alternative to the negative news media. And there’s never been a greater urgency to our mission. 

To invest in producing all the solutions journalism that the world is longing for, we need funding. We’re asking readers like you to get behind us by making a regular or one-off contribution as a Positive News supporter. Please back our team today and, together, we’ll change the news for good.