BCE welcomes the commitment of the EU Commissioners for Agriculture, Food Safety and the Environment to step up action to save pollinators and support positive actions for their restoration.
The EU Grassland butterfly indicator shows declines in abundance of 30% since 1990. And MS reports show that most butterflies of European importance and the top 5 grassland habitats for pollinators are in unfavourable conservation status and many are declining further.
Implementation of the EU BDS 2030 commitments to reverse declines in pollinators and restore their habitats is a matter of urgency. Binding commitments and investment at scale are needed.