Development of the Plan
The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020 has been developed by a 15-member all-island steering group, representative of key stakeholders. Steps in the development of the Plan are outlined below:
September 2014-January 2015: The Pollinator Plan was initiated by Úna FitzPatrick (National Biodiversity Data Centre) and Jane Stout (Trinity College Dublin) and then developed and agreed by the 15-member steering group.
February-March 2015: A draft Plan was made available for consultation. The consultation phase included both public and stakeholder engagement. A total of 70 organisations were invited to comment on the Plan; and submissions were received from 37 members of the public. During this phase, a one-day All-Ireland Pollinator Symposium was held in Waterford (17.2.15). This meeting introduced the plan and provided opportunity for public engagement.
All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020_consultation draft
April -May 2015: The Plan was revised in light of the consultation phase and a final version agreed by the steering group.
June 2015: All supporting organisations signed off on the final version of the Plan.
July-August 2015: The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan was designed in anticipation of a launch in September 2015.
On behalf of the steering group, we would like to sincerely thank all those who have engaged with the Pollinator Plan to date. We have been overwhelmed by the support and good will it has generated.