9.2.9 Pollinators

Closed22 Dec, 2020, 9:00am - 12 Mar, 2021, 5:00pm
​​​​​​9.2.9 Pollinators

One third of our bee species are threatened with extinction from Ireland.  Habitat loss, loss of food sources, pests and disease, pesticide and climate change all contribute.  In addition to their intrinsic value, they are vital to our agricultural and horticultural industries, contribute to our health and wellbeing, and also pollinate up to 78% of flowering plants.

Kilkenny County Council has adopted the All Ireland Pollinator Plan (www.pollinator.ie), a national framework which aims to make Ireland a place where pollinators thrive. The National Biodiversity Action Plan 2017-2021 supports the implementation of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan (NBAP Action 4.1.8). The Council will continue to support the implementation of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan and is committed to undertaking actions to support pollinators in the county.

The Council will in as far as is practicable and affordable manage and restore semi-natural habitats and their native plants on Council land.