All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020

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On the 17th September 2015,  Ireland, North and South, joined a small number of countries in Europe who have developed a strategy to address pollinator decline and protect pollination services

Sixty-eight governmental and non-governmental organisations have agreed a shared Plan that identifies 81 actions to make Ireland pollinator friendly

All Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020 (18MB)

All-Ireland Junior Pollinator Plan 2015-2020 (11MB)

 

Garden Guidelines – Actions to help pollinators

Local Community Guidelines- Actions to help pollinators

 

NEW How-To-Guide: Creating pollinator nesting habitat

The first in our series of How-to-guides is now available: How-to-Guide 1: Creating Wild Pollinator Nesting Habitat.  In addition to food, our bees need safe places to live. Natural habitats suitable for wild bee nesting are not as common in the landscape as they once were, but fortunately all of us can help. This How-To-Guide tells you everything you need to know to create nesting habitats for the wild bee species found across the island of Ireland. If you are thinking of buying or making a bee hotel, download this document first to make sure your nesting habitat is perfect for our bees.

 

Resources Currently Available

This site is currently being developed. More resources will be added throughout the spring and summer of 2016 to  facilitate implementation of the Pollinator Plan. You can see what is planned and provisional delivery dates here: Resources that will be developed in 2016.

*Note* Actions for Pollinators, our publicly available online mapping system, is not yet available. It is under construction and will be made live as soon as possible.

Gardens

  • Guidelines for how gardens can implement the Pollinator Plan are now available: Gardens – Actions to help pollinators July 2016 (11.2MB). This document describes 20 pollinator friendly actions that gardeners can take to make their garden a haven for our declining bees. For more information about the release of the garden guidelines see the media pack above.
  •  Presentation on Garden Guidelines from the Pollinator Plan: This presentation introduces the Garden Guidelines and describes the 20 actions you can take to make your garden pollinators friendly. Please feel free to use/deliver this at local levels to promote the Garden Guidelines. If you do deliver this talk please let us know so that we can track promotion email.

Local Communities

  • Guidelines for how local communities can implement the Pollinator Plan are now available: Local communities actions to help pollinators – April 2016 This document describes 24 practical, low/no cost actions that local community groups can take to make their communities more pollinator friendly. It was developed for organisations such as TidyTowns, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful,  green communities, local wildlife groups, or even college campuses.

How-to-guides

 

News

July 2016: The first in our series of How-to-guides is now available! How-to-guides provide more detail for some key pollinator friendly actions. The first one is called “How-to-Guide: Creating Wild Pollinator Nesting Habitat.” See the link above to download it.

July 2016: Guidelines for how to make your garden pollinator friendly are now available. “Gardens: Actions to Help Pollinators” is the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan’s second set of guidelines describing how different sectors can help implement pollinator friendly actions. Now it is the turn of all of us to do our bit by making our gardens places that provide pollinators with the food and shelter they need to survive and thrive. See the link above to download the Garden Guidelines.

April 2016: The first set of guidelines from the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan was released. “Local Communities: Actions to Help Pollinators” is a booklet that explains 24 pollinator friendly actions local communities can take. It is aimed primarily at Tidy Towns groups, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, college campuses, green communities local wildlife groups, residents associations etc. See the link above to download the Local Community Guidelines.

April 2016: The new Pollinator Award, sponsored by the Heritage & Biodiversity Officers of Local Authorities across the Republic of Ireland, was officially launched. The award encourages Tidy Towns groups to carry out pollinator-friendly actions in their local communities. See the Special Awards section of the Tidy Towns website for more details.

March 2016: We are working hard behind the scenes to prepare the guidelines different sectors will need to help implement the Plan. The first of these are due out next month.

March 2016: Heritage and Biodiversity Officers have come together to sponsor a pollinator award in this years Tidy Towns competition. More details soon.

4th February 2016: A junior version of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is launched to bring this important message to the next generation All-Ireland Junior Pollinator Plan 2015-2020 (11MB)

Jan 2016: The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan recruited a project officer to assist with implementation. Applications have now closed. Our new officer is starts on the 4th April 2016.

December 2015Dec 2015_presentation on the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan_Úna Fitzpatrick (8MB) This presentation introduces the Pollinator Plan and how to begin taking actions. Please feel free to use/deliver this at local levels to promote the Plan. If you do deliver this talk please let us know so that we can track promotion email

 

  • To date, 68 organisations have agreed their support. This is not a closed list, and we hope that many more will also come on board. If your organisation would like to support the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan please get in touch: email

 

  • All Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020 – Black & White Print Version (13.5MB)

 

 

Media

Garden Guidelines Launch (July 2016)

Guidelines for how to make gardens pollinator friendly were released by the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan in July 2016.

Garden Guidelines_Press Release

Photographs and info-graphics that are available for use are provided below. Full resolution images are available by clicking the download link.

 

Garden Guidelines Media Pack July 2016 (31.84MB)

All-Ireland Pollinator Plan Launch (September 2015)

The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, a strategy to address pollinator decline and protect pollination services, was officially launched in September 2015.

All-Ireland Pollinator Plan_press release

Brief summary note on the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan

Summary note on Ireland’s bees

Photographs and info-graphics that are available for use are provided below. Full resolution images are available by clicking the download link.

 

All Ireland Pollinator Media Pack (24.5MB)