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Helping Pollinators Locally - FOTE & Buglife

Local authorities are uniquely placed to take positive action for pollinators. The range of local authority responsibilities and activities, along with often large landholdings offers an abundance of opportunities for pollinator conservation.

Key areas of work include:

Conserving pollinators through Local Planning and Green Infrastructure works Local authorities can use planning tools such as Local Plans and other planning policies, Section 106 (S106) agreements, planning compensation, avoiding development on high quality urban wildlife sites etc. to protect and enhance local pollinator populations and the habitats upon which they rely.

Managing land to benefit pollinators Local authorities can make a significant contribution to pollinator conservation by implementing and enabling positive management on Local Wildlife Sites and managing other areas of land such as parks, roadside verges and other green space more sympathetically. They can also provide guidance to other land owners and farmers, encouraging wider work on pollinators.

Enthusing others to take action Schools, businesses, local communities and private individuals can all help to develop the flower-rich environments which our native pollinators need. Local authorities have a major role to play in raising awareness of the importance of safeguarding our pollinators and enthusing and working with local people to help conserve these pollinators and other wildlife.


Contact Details and Credits

Buglife - The Invertebrate Conservation Trust is a registered charity: The Lindens, 86 Lincoln Road, Peterborough PE1 2SN
Tel: 01733 201210
Email: [email protected]
Company no. 4132695, Registered charity no. 1092293, Scottish charity no. SC040004

Friends of the Earth Trust is a registered charity
The Printworks, 1st Floor, 137-143 Clapham Road, London, SW9 0HP
Tel: 020 7490 1555
Email: [email protected]
Friends of the Earth Limited. Reg. No.1012357.
Friends of the Earth Trust. Reg. No.1533942. Charity No.281681

Photo credits Buglife, Durham Wildlife Trust, Friends of the Earth, Steven Falk, Paul Evans, Suzanne
Burgess, Nick Packham, Laura Larkin and David Palmer. Cover image by Leanna Dixon.

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Author: Friends of the Earth and Bug Life (UK)

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