Dr. Una Fitzpatrick, Ecologist with the National Biodiversity Data Centre, explains why we need to conserve our pollinators, and how you can help. The staggering value of pollination Pollination services provided by insects, mainly bees, have been valued at €153 billion a year. With 71 out of the 100 crops that provide 90% of food worldwide being pollinated by bees, we … [Read more...] about Irish Pollinator Initiative: driving bee conservation through better data
About Úna Fitzpatrick
Úna has a Ph.D. in botany and worked on the conservation genetics of Irish bees, before moving to the National Biodiversity Data Centre in 2007. As an ecologist within the Data Centre she manages the National Vascular Plant Database, the National Vegetation Database, and the Irish Pollinator Initiative. She has set up various citizen science initiatives on the conservation of Irish plants and pollinators and is always looking for more recruits!