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Free Webinar On Bumblebees To Take Place This Week

 

A webinar on rare bumblebees will be taking place this Thursday morning as part of the Welsh Landscapes For Rare Bumblebees project.

Within the webinar, which will be taking place from 10:30am to 12:00pm, staff from Local Environmental Records Centres Wales and Bumblebee Conservation Trust will present the key findings of the project and aims to inspire action across Wales to protect and conserve these rare and threatened Bumblebee species.

In a statement regarding the event, Welsh Landscapes For Rare Bumblebees has said:

"Wales supports some of the UK’s most important populations of threatened bumblebee species. However, many of these species continue to decline, and focused conservation work is urgently required.

"In order for this conservation work to be effective it must be accurately targeted, but several of the rare and scarce species in Wales are poorly known; data is fragmented across organisations, many sightings are decades old and some areas have not been surveyed at all.

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The WELSH LANDSCAPES for RARE BUMBLEBEES project set out to untangle this situation and to accurately prioritise survey and conservation work. The project collated and reviewed existing data to assess what is known for each species, providing a road map for future survey work and providing decision-makers with the right tools to inform wider land and natural resource management policy decisions, in order to benefit these rare and priority bumblebees."

Find out more about the Welsh-Government funded event and register your interest, here.

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