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A guide for pollinator-friendly cities 

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Guidelines for monitoring pollinators in urban habitats

Produced by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) in the framework of the Safeguard project (funded by Horizon 2020 program), this report brings tools and knowledge for cities to use pollinators as indicators of their greening efforts and carry out pollinator monitoring. It builds on the EU Commission guidance for pollinator-friendly cities, and explores options for pollinator monitoring in more depth.

The guidelines include: 

  • An assessment of the practical (and potentially unexpected) benefits of pollinator monitoring in urban areas
  • A review of technical options available to cities and advice on how to navigate them
  • Recommendations for designing monitoring schemes, encompassing both practical and theoretical aspects
  • Examples from cities across the EU: from a citizen science project in Berlin to green space management staff training in Besançon to a wild bee city atlas in Brussels.
  • Challenges cities may encounter and how to overcome them

Full report (EN)

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