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Nature conservation organisations : the people's initiative insect protection: Brandenburg, planning, Berlin reviewed yet

According to the large States of Bavaria and Brandenburg could also be in Berlin soon to be a popular initiative for a better insect protection. "We check," s

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Nature conservation organisations : the people's initiative insect protection: Brandenburg, planning, Berlin reviewed yet

According to the large States of Bavaria and Brandenburg could also be in Berlin soon to be a popular initiative for a better insect protection. "We check," said the managing Director of the nature conservation Federation (Nabu), Berlin, Jutta Sandkühler, day-to-day level. There are good reasons to start in the big city of Berlin, an Initiative. It is lacking in the administrations still on staff, the existing programs for protection of species and biotope network really.

the coalition sought a Charter for the city of green progressing only very slowly and remain first of all a Declaration of intentions. "The goal in the growing city needs to be a joint city planning, the planning in addition to the housing also has a green infrastructure and ecologically valuable green spaces protects," said sand cooler. Also municipal housing companies could make a contribution to the protection of species, by reshaping their often sterile green areas to provide insect retreat space and food base.

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In Bavaria, is a surprisingly great response to popular demand for species protection have been launched, particularly the insects in focus. Over 950,000 people, of which 18.4 percent of the electorate, contributed in just two weeks in the signature lists of a popular initiative, nearly twice as many as you need. This is especially for the ruling CSU a challenge, which was regarded as a "peasant party" yet at a distance to the initiators. Even the British "Guardian" reported on the Initiative and showed the Bavarian activists in the bee dress.

In the spring starts the Brandenburg Initiative

The success of companies as well as conservationists in the state of Brandenburg. They decided in the last week, a people's initiative. "We want to start in the spring of this year," said the Nabu-Chairman Friedhelm Schmitz-Jersch and Thomas Volpers, Deputy Chairman of the FEDERAL state of Brandenburg.

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could distinguish While in the area countries, the insects will die as a curb on agricultural land, of Berlin, with its gardens and parks, even more than insects and a friendly city. The existing green needed to be well-groomed surfaces, but less intense and careful. As the insect populations in Berlin develop, is largely unknown. The Nabu area refers to the census documented decline in bird species and populations as an indication. Many birds are insect-eaters. Two years ago, shocked the environmentally conscious German biologists with a study according to which the number of flying insects in German nature conservation areas in the past 27 years, around 80 percent is gone.

farmers Confederation speaks of the "horror scenarios"

The peasant Confederation Brandenburg keeps the insects protectors, but for the world foreign Spinner. Of the "horror scenarios in Heidi land," saith the Bauernbund CEO Reinhard Jung, who farms in Lennewitz in the Prignitz an organic farm with suckler cows. With the Bavarian people's desire required Eco-quotas, area closures and management restrictions, many farmers were expropriated de facto, without the real Benefit of nature and the environment.

"for decades, consistently low in areas where insecticides are applied, can not be insects loss responsible." Harmful the such amenities are identified and the landscape for the construction of houses and roads and the conversion of the fruit rather, and vegetable gardens, areas in the "sterile grass".
the Federal environment Minister, Svenja Schulze (SPD) wants to save the insects on their way. She is preparing a "program of action" for an improvement of the EU nature protection financing. The insect and the accompanying research should also be with 100 million euros in the year to be promoted. In a new law, it should also give clear guidelines for an "environmentally and nature - friendly use of pesticides in Insect habitats". (with dpa)

beekeepers in Berlin: in the city are buzzing with it

Since November of 2017, there is in Berlin, the Parliament adopted the "strategies for bees and other pollinators". The Berlin-based should be sensitized through a public awareness campaign to ensure that bees for a life city are important values. 16 beekeepers ' associations with about 1000 members serve in Berlin more than 5000 peoples, on the terraces or flat roofs of your home. The coalition wants to provide a better food supply for bees and plots of land their own companies for the hives ready. In some districts, the focus is on the bee-friendliness of the cultivation of trees and flowers. Projects such as the "edible city" for the green plants, the planting of fruit trees or bushes in the edible landscape redesigned, there are in many districts. Bees can choose to be in the capital in addition to prominent locations: on the roof of the Berlin Cathedral, of the house of representatives, the environmental forum, the Church of the resurrection or of the house of the cultures of the world.

The hunting castle Grunewald and the Ruhleben sewage treatment plant are also the domiciles of the honey collectors. Young Berlin can learn from the beekeepers in practical courses. Some clubs rent bee colonies to the next generation. The Initiative "Berlin" building is buzzing with the number of prominently-placed locations for bees, and offers primary schools the bees suitcases available to Borrow. The teaching material aims to bring children in a playful way, the lives of animals and their importance to the Ecosystem in detail. 2018, the bees of the 1000 beekeepers in the capital produced more than 122 tonnes of honey. (sib)

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