2020 Conservation Poster Contest Theme
"Where Would We BEE Without Pollinators?"
More than 80% of the world’s plants need pollinators to survive, including many that provide the food we eat. We can thank pollinators for one in three mouthfuls of food and drink – everything from coffee and chocolate to most fruits and many vegetables in our diet. Pollination is also critical for many of the animal products we consume, including dairy products, beef, pork and poultry. Pollinators face many threats, including the loss of habitat, the effects of pesticides, pests, effects of climate change, and pressures from invasive plants. When we start to think about the way we live and the foods we eat, we start to understand the importance of pollinators and why they need our protection.