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Pollinators in the Urban Environment

December 8, 2023 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 am PST


Join the Xerces Society as we present on Bee City USA and Bee Campus USA to an international audience!

Promote Pollinators is looking forward to hosting an online event on December 8th at 15:00 CET (6:00 AM – 8:00 AM PT/ 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM MT/ 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM CT/ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET). The free webinar will focus on Pollinators in the urban environment.

The webinar aims to share knowledge on the relevance of pollinators in the urban environment and to showcase examples of urban pollinator policies and initiatives. We want to enhance attention with other cities and city-influencers and identify facilitators that help cities to develop and implement pollinators strategies. The webinar will last about 2 hours and will be divided into two parts: presentations and panel discussions between experts.

This event will not be recorded. Learn more and register here today.


The presentations about pollinators in the urban environment will be held by various experts.

  1. State of the art science
    • Katherine Baldock (Nortumbria University)
  2. The national perspective
    • Mexico, Sol Ortiz Garcia (Mexican Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development)
  3. What is happening in cities?
    • Montreal – Michel St-Germain (Montreal Insectarium Museum)
    • Tallinn – Meelis Uustal (Tallinn City Government)
    • Nairobi – Wanja Kinuthia
  4.  The Bee City and Bee Campus USA Initiatives
    • Mace Vaughan (Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation)

Panel discussion
The presentations will be followed by panel discussions. Leading questions:

  • what are critical success factors for good urban pollinator initiatives?
  • (how) can urban pollinator initiatives contribute to science and awareness?
  • how can other governmental levels support the development of urban pollinator initiatives?

Would you like to participate?
You can sign up for the webinar here. The webinar will be broadcast live aii 15:00 CET. You can help us by sharing the link with your network and inviting other professionals working on pollinator protection. We look forward to your attendance! The webinar will be held in English and is open to the public, both members and non-members are invited to attend.

About Promote Pollinators

Promote Pollinators, the Coalition of the Willing on Pollinators, is a coalition of countries and observers who believe that country-led politics can foster policy measures and innovative action to protect pollinators. Pollinators play a key role in the conservation of biological diversity, ecosystems, food production and the global economy. The effects of current human activities hamper animal pollination. Promote Pollinators reaches out to potential new partners to develop and implement national pollinator strategies.

Mace Vaughn – Pollinator and Agricultural Biodiversity Co-Director – Xerces Society
Mace Vaughan serves as the Xerces Society’s Pollinator and Ag Biodiversity Program Co-Director and as a Partner Biologist and Conservation Entomologist to the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Mace has 25 years of experience working on insect and pollinator conservation issues across the U.S. and abroad, where he has helped to improve federal and state policy, implement national conservation programs, restore habitat, write guidelines, teach diverse audiences, and conduct research and monitoring to conserve biodiversity.


December 8, 2023
6:00 am - 8:00 am PST
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