Pollinator conservation — the difference between managing for pollination services and preserving pollinator diversity

Deepa Senapathi, J.C. Biesmeijer, T. Breeze, D. Kleijn, S.G. Potts, L.G. Carvalheiro

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Abstract

Our review looks at pollinator conservation and highlights the differences in approach between managing for pollination services and preserving pollinator diversity. We argue that ecosystem service management does not equal biodiversity conservation, and that maintaining species diversity is crucial in providing ecosystem resilience in the face of future environmental change. Management and policy measures therefore need to focus on species not just in human dominated landscapes but need to benefit wider diversity of species including those in specialised habitats. We argue that only by adopting a holistic ecosystem approach we can ensure the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services in the long-term.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-101
JournalCurrent Opinion in Insect Science
Volume12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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