The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan for 2021-2025 is a new five-year road map that aims to help bees, other pollinating insects and our wider biodiversity. The new Plan is even more ambitious than the first (2015-2020) – with more partners coming together to deliver more actions this time around. It is about encouraging a better way of managing our whole landscape to permanently support our struggling biodiversity.
The AIPP 2021-2025 has 186 actions spread across six objectives. It was developed by a 16-member steering group who provide oversight, with implementation coordinated by the National Biodiversity Data Centre. Responsibility for delivering the actions contained in this new Plan is shared out between the main partner organisations. The Plan does not have a project budget. Instead, those organisations who have committed to taking action, agree to fund those actions themselves. The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is voluntary.
Click on the links to see a one page summary of each objective and how it will build on the first phase
Objective 1: Making farmland pollinator friendly. By working together with the farming community, we want to achieve an increased awareness of pollinators and the resources they need in order to survive on farmland.
Objective 2: Making public land pollinator friendly. By working together with Councils, Transport Authorities, Local Communities and others, we want to better coexist with biodiversity and help return food and shelter for pollinators to our island.
Objective 3: Making private land pollinator friendly. From gardens, to businesses, faith communities and sports clubs, we want to work together to create networks of biodiversity-friendly habitat across our landscape.
Objective 4: All-Ireland Honeybee Strategy. By supporting beekeepers, we want to achieve healthy, sustainable populations, and for honeybees to be part of a cohesive pollinator message that balances managed and wild pollinator populations.
Objective 5: Conserving rare pollinators. By improving our knowledge on rare pollinators, and by raising awareness through dedicated initiatives, we want to achieve a Plan that protects as much wild pollinator diversity as possible.
Objective 6: Strategic coordination of the Plan. By continually raising awareness; addressing gaps in our knowledge through research; and by tracking where pollinators occur and how populations are changing, we want to work from an evidence base that enables us to coordinate a dynamic plan that is targeted and effective.
We hope that other groups/organisations will read the new Plan and agree to become a supporter. Supporters of the AIPP 2021-2025 are others who endorse the new Plan and agree to take specific actions themselves to assist. Find more detail on becoming a supporter here.
All the evidence-based resources developed in the first phase of the Plan still stand. Where necesary, they will be gradually updated during the coming years.