Pollinators for Our Survival

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A lecture given by Peter G. Kevan Ph.D. of the University of Guelph���Pollinators and Their Conservation: History International Context and Canada's Role.

Summary: Pollination is a crucial natural service. The importance of insect pollinators especially bees for food and fibre production can not be understated. For one out of every three bites of food we can thank insect pollinators. Pollinator biodiversity increases pollination effectiveness. Pollinators���their abundance species survival and diversity���are in jeopardy. The reasons for pollinator decline are intensification of agriculture pesticides habitat destruction habitat fragmentation and pollinator diseases parasites and other stressors. Canada has been a leader in pollination research development and protection. What we have achieved is recognized world-wide as are our future plans through NSERC's Canadian Pollination Initiative and Canadian Pollinator Protection Initiative.

Brought to you by the Canadian Museum of Nature and the Canadian Wildlife Federation. Recorded on April 30 2008 in Ottawa Canada.

More information about this video: http://nature.ca/plnt/ci/lctr_pollin_yt_e.cfm.

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