Bid to halt decline in bees in Ireland

One-third of Ireland's species threatened, says centre

13th July, 2016
Fewer wildflowers a factor in bee decline Pic: Pixabay

The National Biodiversity Data Centre has said one-third of Ireland's 98 bee species are threatened with extinction.

More than 68 governmental and non-governmental organisations have agreed on the plan, which identifies 81 actions which can be taken by everyone from farmers, to councils, local communities and businesses.

The centre has called on people to make their gardens bee-friendly, especially by ensuring that some bee-friendly flowers are in bloom from March to October.

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