Perfect Pollinators

Perfect Pollinators

Red-tailed bumblebee ©Jon Hawkins - Surrey Hills Photography

Perfect Pollinators

Did you know that pollinators need our help? We will show you how amazing pollinators are and what you can do to help them. This page contains information and resources to help you bee friendly and make everything betterfly.

When we say pollinators, we don’t just mean bees! Bumblebees, honey bees, solitary bees, wasps, flies, moths, butterflies and beetles are all pollinators.

Insect pollinators are vital to life on earth - they pollinate more than 80% of flowering plants. That means that they help to create and maintain habitats and ecosystems that many other animals rely on for food and shelter, including us!

1 in every 3 mouthfuls of our food requires insect pollination

Pollinators contribute £690 million to the economy annually. If we tried to replicate pollinating our crops it would cost about £1.8 billion every year

50% of bumblebee species are declining; 41% of moth species and 57% of butterflies have declined since the mid-1970s

Why is this? Well, there are a number of factors at play, but mostly, loss and fragmentation, or breaking up, of habitat is the main reason. This means that there are fewer places where pollinators can survive, with fewer nectar rich plants to feed from. 

We have lost 97% of our wildflower meadows since the 1930s

Record your pollinator sightings

Help map Gwent's pollinators by submitting your sightings to SEWBReC (South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre)

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Chris Lawrence

Take Action for Insects

Our guides will help you to learn about insects and how to help at school or at home. 

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Neil Aldridge

Watch one of our videos

We've created three videos to showcase the importance of pollinators and how you can help in your school and community group or how you can influence decision makers in your area.

How to help at your school

How to help in your community

How to help if you are a decision maker in local government or a land owner 

Butterfly shelters

We installed some butterfly shelters as part of the project. Examples of which can be seen at Parc Bryn Bach in Tredegar and Mardy Park in Abergavenny. Why not go and take a look?

Butterfly Shelters by Robert Magee

Butterfly Shelters by Robert Magee

Resilient Greater Gwent Partnership

This pollinator project was funded by the Welsh Governments Enabling of Natural Resources and Well-being Grant through the ‘A Resilient Greater Gwent’ work programme. Working towards a South East Wales where nature is in recovery and sustainable communities value their landscapes and wildlife and get involved for their own health and well-being.

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