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A guide for pollinator-friendly cities 

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nameLocal authorities Guidance document_03-03.pdf

Full guidance (EN, FR, DE, PT)

Factsheet (EN, FR, DE, PT)

Guidelines for monitoring pollinators in urban habitats

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Written Produced by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) in the framework of the Safeguard project (funded by Horizon 2020 program), this report bring brings tools and knowledge for cities to use pollinators as indicators of their urban 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.

This guidance providesThe guidelines include

  • An assessment of the practical (and potentially unexpected) benefits of pollinator monitoring for a cityin urban areas
  • A review of technical options available for to cities and advice on how to navigate them
  • Recommendations for designing monitoring schemes, encompassing both practical and theoretical aspects
  • A diversity of examples Examples from different 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)