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


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.


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