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BeeAware!

The aim of the project BeeAware! is to inspire communities in the Alps for bee protection and thus to improve the livelihoods of honey and wild bees. Bees are depending on an intact biodiversity. The different bee species need different plants, nesting and drinking places in order to survive. Integral bee protection therefore means securing, improving and enlarging the habitat of these important pollinators.

Alpine communities for bee protection

Bees ensure biological diversity, and also the diversity on our dining tables. Intensive agriculture, the use of pesticides and fertilizers, the cultivation of monocultures and the increasing consumption of land put the survival of bees to risk, contributing significantly to the worldwide bee mortality.

The BeeAware! project is carried out in 25 pilot communities in the Alps. Each participating community is provided with a so-called bee protection package comprising various measures, awareness-raising work and implementation materials. They are supported by supervisors and experts.

In addition, BeeAware! is accompanied by strong communication work. Supplementary to the aim of awareness rising of the importance of bees for nature and humans, the focus is on communicating the project contents and results. The measures and methods developed in the project are to be disseminated and hence to motivate other communities and regions for bee protection.

CIPRA is implementing BeeAware! in cooperation with the «Alliance in the Alps», a network of municipalities, and the «Alpine Town of the Year» association. The project is co-financed by an animal welfare foundation and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

Project duration: 2018 - 2021

Contact:
Marion Ebster
Project Manager CIPRA International

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