Pollenise the Vale of Llangollen and the Rotary International Operation Pollination programme recognises the importance of pollinator habitat both restored and maintained on public and private lands. Through collaboration and outreach, an interconnected mosaic of pollinator habitat interspersed between public and private land will be developed to stabilise and/or increase populations of pollinator species throughout the area.
In June 2020 the Rotary International added 'supporting the environment' as the 7th Area of Focus. In the Spring of 2023 we will be part of the programme.
We recognise and acknowledge:
Pollinators play a vital role in flower and plant reproduction: 80% to 90% of all plants depend on them to reproduce. As Pollinator advocates, we recognise the need to help reverse the unintended consequences of human activities in urban, suburban, and rural landscapes and help to establish a mosaic of vibrate pollinator habitats throughout the Vale of Llangollen.
Insect Pollinators: Bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, ants, wasps, flies, the male mosquito.
Animal Pollinators: Birds, bats, small mammal, and reptile species
Plants provide us with food, oils, fibres, raw materials, medicines and flowers. Pollinators are critical to the reproduction of our food supply and support of our economy.
Ecosystems function as the Earth’s immune system. Healthy ecosystems depend on biodiversity.
Pollinator habitats support a diverse and complex food web. They help stabilise soils and manage local watersheds, clean the air by moving carbon from the atmosphere to the soil, produce oxygen and support life by providing food and shelter.
WE ARE RAPIDLY LOSING NATURAL HABITATS WORLDWIDE BECAUSE OF:
Deforestation * Development * Climate Change * Pesticides * Agricultural Practices * Invasive Non-Native Plants * Herbicides
Natural habitats that support healthy ecosystems have become fragmented has drastically diminished as development has expanded in cities and suburbs. Because of these factors, pollinators and wildlife populations are at risk, threatened, endangered or have become extinct. This directly affects our food supply and economy.
Native plants, as opposed to non-native species, have evolved with native animal species to be biologically compatible. They produce nectar and pollen needed to nourish and support a higher diversity of insects which feed birds, which feed other animals.
Through outreach and education and collaboration, Operation Pollination aim, seek or create opportunities to connect habitat land through the Vale:
Creating and expanding networks of viable habitat locations on public and private lands.
Inviting Public-Private Partnerships and encouraging collaboration to sustain and grow healthy pollinator populations.
Build awareness and appreciation of the importance of preserving healthy pollinator populations and the direct impact they have on our lives.
Discourage continued destructive actions that negatively impact the environment.
In support of this Pollinator Resolution, those who sign the accompanying Pollinator Pledge commit to create or restore, protect, preserve, and maintain pollinator habitat on lands under their management.