12 Apr '17, 3pm

Public thinks councils should reduce grass-cutting to help save bees

Public thinks councils should reduce grass-cutting to help save bees

A total of 81% of people polled thought councils should reduce grass-cutting in an effort to let more wildflowers grow to boost pollinator populations, while nearly two thirds (63%) of people said councils should be doing more to protect bees. The Friends of the Earth and Buglife YouGov survey also revealed 88% support councils reducing the use of bee-harming pesticides while 92% support local authorities in planting more wildflowers and other bee-friendly plants in local parks and community spaces. The survey is published today on the same day as the Bee Summit which is taking place in central London, and organised by Friends of the Earth and the Women’s Institute . The event brings together key individuals and bodies to review science of bee decline, review progress on national pollinator strategies, celebrate achievements and identify problem areas. It will also look at...

Full article: https://www.foe.co.uk/news/public-thinks-councils-should-...

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