The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) today called on the Scottish Parliament to follow the lead of England and Wales in drawing up a National Pollinator Strategy.
The call follows a debate about pollinators in the Scottish Parliament.
Chief Executive Lucy Rothstein welcomed the debate but said more needed to be done to preserve these important insects.
“We applaud the debate today but we are very concerned with the referendum coming up - and the changes which are likely either way - that this issue will fall off the table and not get addressed,” she said.
“It is essential Scotland looks at this and moves forward now with the development of its own pollinator strategy which addresses more than just honeybees and considers all pollinators, including bumblebees.”more...