Text of EUROPEAN INITIATIVE

Title:

Save the bees! Protection of biodiversity and improvement of habitats for insects in Europe.

Object:

We need insects for our ecosystems and to ensure food security. The Commission must adopt legislation to maintain and improve habitats for insects as indicators of an undamaged environment.

MAIN OBJECTIVES:

To demonstrably improve the natural basis for life we call for mandatory targets:

— to make the promotion of biodiversity an overall objective of the CAP;
— to dramatically cut the use of pesticides, ban harmful pesticides without exception and reform eligibility criteria;
— to promote structural diversity in agricultural landscapes;
— to effectively reduce nutrients (e.g. Natura 2000);
— to effectively establish conservation areas (e.g. WFD);
— to intensify research and monitoring and improve education.

Names of registered contact persons:

Manuela Ripa, Germany (spokeswoman)
Clara Borasio, Italy (Deputy spokeswoman)
Mihai Stoica, Romania
Nuno Former Pereira, Portugal
Maria-Leonore Christensen, Denmark
Marie Pochon, France
Matthias Plueggge, Austria

Submitted on 26/3/2019
Approved on 27/5/2019
Collection period 27/5/2019 – 26/5/2020