Major victory for The Bee Cause campaign
The Welsh Government is announcing a Welsh Pollinator Action Plan today after talks with Friends of the Earth's The Bee Cause team.
Championed in Wales by Welsh Environment Minister John Griffiths, the plan is a significant win for The Bee Cause.
The campaign has been calling for National Bee Action Plans to be introduced in Wales and England.
Friends of the Earth Cymru campaigner Bleddyn Lake said:
It's fantastic that Wales is taking the lead with action to safeguard our environment.
This is great news for Wales and will hopefully also sting David Cameron into taking action by introducing a UK Bee Action Plan.
Our bees are declining fast and urgently need protecting - without them the UK would have to spend billions of pounds hand-pollinating many of our favourite fruit and vegetables.
Working on the detail
Friends of the Earth and other groups will now work in partnership with the Welsh Government on the content of the Plan.
Initial suggestions look promising. They include:
- Changes to the Welsh planning system
- More pollinator-friendly planting on public land, like road verges
- Work with local authorties on parks and public green spaces
- Research into the impact of pesticides in Wales
Help get the message to David Cameron
The Welsh Pollinator Action Plan is great news. But action is desperately needed across the UK.