PP-ICON / Plant-Pollinator Integrated CONservation approach: a demonstrative proposal – LIFE09/NAT/IT000212

wild pollinators

The wild bees (Hymenoptera, Apoidea) are a great and various group of insects, very meaningful for the preservation of all the ecosystems. In fact they provide for pollen transfer, thus undertaking the production of fruits, seeds, fodder, and the conservation of natural habitats. Presently, many wild bees are threatened by human activities. Consequently, some initiatives have been undertaken, such as specific funding schemes for research projects, aiming to enhance the knowledge and improve measures of protection of the wild bees