• 12 September 2013, 14:00 – 16:00
  • Attlee Suite, Portcullis House
  • Contact: postevents@parliament.uk, 02072198973
  • This event is open to Members of the House of Commons, the House of Lords and parliamentary staff.

Pollinating insects are in decline globally, due to multiple and interacting pressures. The pollination services they provide are important for the functioning of our ecosystems and food security, and were estimated to be worth £603 million to the UK agriculture in 2010. Pollination in the UK is undertaken by a wide variety of insect species, such as bees, hoverflies, flies, beetles, butterflies and moths. To take effective action to halt declines we first need to understand properly why they are occurring. This seminar was an opportunity for parliamentarians and their researchers to discuss with experts the threats facing insect pollinators, the important gaps in knowledge and the strategies available to halt declines. Click on the names of the presenters for for adobe acrobat pdfs of the presentations and a summary of the event is