Pollinator Monitoring Scheme (PoMS)

The purpose of PoMS is to provide systematic data on the abundance of bees, hoverflies and other flower-visiting insects across the UK. Insect populations are declining sharply across the world, with serious impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem health including the natural resources and services (collectively 'natural capital') that support human life, health and economic activity. Pollinators are particularly important for agricultural food crops. Together with long-term occurrence records collated by the Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society and Hoverfly Recording Scheme, UK PoMS data provide invaluable information on trends in pollinator populations to support government policy, land management and conservation.
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