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Pollinators: importance for nature and human well-being

Pollinators are vital to our well-being and the survival of nature. By helping plants reproduce, pollinators support a steady supply of healthy and economically valuable food for humans and prop up entire ecosystems. However we are at risk of losing these benefits, and many others, with the ongoing and dramatic decline of pollinators witnessed around the world.

Our Future Brief presents an overview of research into the importance of pollinators for nature, food production and security, while our video presents interviews with pollinator, insect and citizen science monitoring experts, and highlights the important role of taxonomists in protecting pollinators.

Check out our poster and infographic cards, which showcase some pollinators that might be familiar to EU citizens – and also some that might be less familiar.