Mainstream field work by policies

Knowledge is the basis of protection. Prepare visual material to send to smartphones. Use radio, social and mass media. Check national curricula for primary and secondary schools, if they include lessons on pollinators and pollination. If not, discuss with the curricula unit of Ministry for Education. Start a dialogue with Ministry for Agriculture to recommend FAP as farming practice, to develop a more ambitious national regulation for agricultural chemicals or a ban of imported managed bumblebees (which can transfer diseases and pests to indigenous species). Clarify with Ministry of Interior, if they can better protect hedgerows and old wood in agricultural areas. Discuss with national universities and Ministry for the Environment, if they can monitor pollinator diversity and include the results in their national reports to CBD, or what kind of capacity building they might need in advance. Clarify with Ministries for Tourism and Urban Planning, if they can conduct a yearly competition for the best performing rural and urban area concerning pollinator protection and promote the winners for ecotourism. Conduct a national pollinator round table with various ministries. Join Promote Pollinators ( Read more in: Christmann 2019b

Some ex-ante surveys e.g. on knowledge concerning pollinators and pollination among different stakeholder groups are quite helpful. Also, the value of pollination for crop pollination is not only assessed globally, but also for various countries. These figures are quite convincing that the service of pollinators should be sustained. If you convince the national government to join Promote Pollinators ( they join a group of likeminded countries and get part of exchange of respective experience.

Knowledge is the basis for protection.