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- Safeguarding European wild pollinators.

CEC is one of the 24 European research institutes and organisations participating in the EU-funded project Safeguard. This project brings together world-leading researchers and experts to address the decline of wild pollinators in Europe. What makes this initiative unique is its interdisciplinary approach, considering both the potential issues and the solutions available.

The loss of wild pollinators in Europe continues. To address this issue, a greater understanding of the driving forces behind it and the methods required to reverse the negative trend, particularly affecting less common species, is needed. Since autumn 2021, the Safeguard project has been underway. The project aims to document the status of wild pollinators in Europe and identify opportunities to reverse negative trends and ensure viable populations. The participating partners bring together expertise in biology, ecology, climate and environmental science, economics, and social sciences. The project combines empirical studies and modeling, ecological and economic analyses, and addresses management and policy considerations.

The project is funded by Horizon 2020, EU's framework program for research and innovation, and will run from 2022 to 2025. CEC's role is to synthesise and provide access to knowledge, methods, and tools to assist decision-makers in making informed choices regarding issues that affect pollinating insects.


Yann Clough, Professor Biodiversity and Conservation Science

E-mail: yann [dot] clough [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (yann[dot]clough[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)
Telephone: +46 46 222 68 31
Mobile: +46 76 226 80 70