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Three-quarters of the world’s crop species producing fruits or seeds for human use depend, at least in part, on bees and other pollinators. Pollinators play an essential role in helping to feed a rising global population in a sustainable way, while also maintaining biodiversity and vibrant ecosystems.
However, bees and other pollinators, such as butterflies, bats and hummingbirds, are increasingly under threat from human activities. To raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face, the key role they play for the future of food and sustainable development, FAO North America will host a twitter #BeeChat on #WorldBeeDay, May 20, from 2-3 PM EDT.
Date: Monday, May 20 from 11 am PST
Main hashtag: #BeeChat and #WorldBeeDayAdditional hashtag: #Savethebees
Host account: @FAONorthAmerica
- Why are bees and other pollinators key to the #FutureOfFood and #globalgoals?
- What are the largest threats facing bees and other pollinators?
- What are some proven successful measures in reversing the trend of declining bee populations?
- What actions can you take in your community to help revive bee populations?
- Bees are incredible, what is your favorite fact about bees?
Note: Answers should be posted in correspondence with the question i.e. the answer for question 1 (Q1), should start with A1 and include the main hashtag #BeeChat, and #WorldBeeDay if there is enough room.