IRISH WILDLIFE TRUST MAKES SUBMISSION TO THE NATIONAL POLLINATOR PLAN epresentatives of IWT attended the National Pollinator Conference organised by the National Biodiversity Data Centre on February 17th. The conference was an opportunity for relevant stakeholders to comment on the proposed
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National Pollinator Plan, spearheaded by the Data Centre and the Trinity Centre for Biodiversity Research. Interesting lectures were delivered by researchers, beekeepers and farmers. The National Pollinator Plan was launched at the conference and submissions were invited on its content. The IWT is very supportive of the plan and made a submission which included a call for statutory protection
of rare and threatened bee species. The plan is seeking support from all sectors of society, including agriculture, forestry, local authorities and State bodies. There are many practical and cost saving management techniques that landowners can implement that can make a real difference to pollinating insects. The IWT hopes to be a key partner in the implementation of a number of the actions in the plan.