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Pollinators - why do we need a Strategy?

Many pollinators throughout the UK are in trouble for a variety of reasons, this strategy will address their decline in Scotland.

The Pollinator Strategy for Scotland 2017-2027, and Implementation Plan, sets out the actions needed to make Scotland more pollinator-friendly.

Technical Annex sets out the available evidence for the threats to our main pollinators: bumble bees, solitary bees, honey bees and hoverflies.

Our Resources section lists links to other web resources, information on Scotland's pollinator species, how to help with their management, and how to identify and record them.

Our annual Progress Report describes the many activities taking place across Scotland to help pollinators. 

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Gaelic leaflet - Ro-Innleachd Poileanachaidh do dh'Alba 2017 - 2027
Scotland's Pollinator blog
Scotland's Pollinator Twitter