Getting farmland buzzing again

‘Farmland: Actions to help pollinators’ Guidelines Launched

Guidelines on how farmland can support pollinators were launched on September 20th, 2017:

Farming Guidelines Press Release

 

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle TD launched the Farmland Guidelines at the Ploughing Championships on September 20th 2017. Pictured with Una Fitzpatrick, Coordinator of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan, and Tara McCarthy, CEO, Bord Bia.

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle TD launched the Farmland Guidelines at the Ploughing Championships on September 20th 2017. Pictured with Una Fitzpatrick, Coordinator of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan; Gerry Ryan, President of the Federation of Irish Beekeeper Associations; and Prof. Jane Stout, Trinity College Dublin and Deputy Chair of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan.

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle TD launching the Farmland Guidelines at the Ploughing Championships on September 20th 2017. Pictured with Catherine Keena, Teagasc; Una Fitzpatrick, Coordinator of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan; Gerry Ryan, President of the Federation of Irish Beekeeper Associations; Prof. Jane Stout, Trinity College Dublin and Deputy Chair of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan; and Tara McCarthy, CEO, Bord Bia.

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle TD launching the Farmland Guidelines at the Ploughing Championships on September 20th 2017. Pictured with Jack Nolan (far left), Department of Agriculture; Catherine Keena, Teagasc; and Una Fitzpatrick, Coordinator of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan.

Juanita Browne and Una FitzPatrick chat to President Higgins about the All Ireland Pollinator Plan at the Ploughing Championships.

 

If you are writing an article about the new Farmland guidelines, you may find this document helpful, as it explains how the species images below can be used to correspond with actions:

Farming Guidelines Actions in more detail

To download the full 20-page Farmland: Actions to help Pollinators’ Guidelines, please click on this link below:

Farmland Actions to Help Pollinators

These images can be used in media coverage of the Farmland Guidelines. These photographs were generously supplied by photographers, please credit photographers if mentioned in file names.

 

 

To find out more, please contact the project officer at 086-045 6113.

or email pollinators@biodiversityireland.ie


 

Business Guidelines Launch (November 2016)

Guidelines for how businesses can support the Pollinator Plan were released in November 2016. This press release was issued by Bord Bia: Business Guidelines Press Release

NO REPRO FEE - BUSINESS - 17/11/2016 -Calling all Irish Businesses to Help Save the Bees! -Irish businesses are being called on to take action in helping to save the bees. The National Biodiversity Date Centre and Bord Bia have launched a Framework for Businesses as part of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, which identifies actions that companies can take to help protect pollinators and the livelihoods of farmers who rely on their invaluable pollination service. Companies are being urged to sign up at www.biodiversityireland.ie and implement the planÕs business guidelines. The guidelines, launched today, suggest 18 practical actions that any business can take in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Pictured with an insect hotel that provides shelter for insects and is an example one of the practical actions a business can take are Dr. Jane Stout, deputy chair of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan Steering Group and Jim OÕToole, Bord BiaÕs director of sustainable development. Picture Gary O' Neill
Picture by Gary O’ Neill

 

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)