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The environment Minister wants to protect the insect by law

bees, stag beetles and other insects need to be better before pesticides are protected, and calls for the environment Minister Schulze. Your plans must agree to the Ministry of agriculture.

the Federal environment Minister, Svenja Schulze (SPD) wants to write the insect protection by law in Germany. The project is part of a concretized version of the "programme of action of the insect," which was passed on Friday in the departmental vote. First of all, the Bild am Sonntag had reported about it. With the program, the Federal government wants to counter the insects to die.

The proposed law would make binding regulations, with Changes in the nature protection law, plant protection law, in the Fertilizer and water law. "We humans need insects. You deserve the protection by private law," said Schulze of the Bild am Sonntag. "So we not only protect stag beetles and Erdhummeln, but especially ourselves." Around 70 percent of the in Germany living animal species are insects. They are important for the pollination of plants, as food for other animals and for the ecological balance.

to use The "programme of action", according to the Federal government for an improvement of the EU nature protection financing. Schulze proposes at the same time, to promote the insect and the associated research in addition, with 100 million euros in the year. Furthermore, there should be clear guidelines for an "environmentally and nature - friendly use of pesticides and a significant reduction of the entry of pesticides and other pollutants in insect life" spaces. The program must be coordinated with the Ministry of agriculture, which is about the exit from the weeds to glyphosate, and the rules for Fertilizing the fields, poison responsible. The newspaper report says that the Minister wants to bring the "action program" in April to the Cabinet.

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