Charity of the week: Pollinator Partnership
The Pollinator Partnership works to protect the bees, birds, bats, butterflies, and beetles that pollinate plants.
The Pollinator Partnership (Pollinator.org) works to protect the bees, birds, bats, butterflies, and beetles that pollinate plants. By enabling more than 1,000 commercial crops to reproduce, pollinators are vital to the production of at least a third of our food. But their numbers are plummeting. The U.S. honeybee population was cut in half last year, possibly due to pesticides. Pollution, climate change, and vanishing habitats also threaten pollinating species, some of which have suffered a 90 percent population drop over the last decade. P2 funds research to reverse these declines and has signed agreements to protect pollinators on nearly 1.5 billion acres of federal land. P2 also teaches farmers about safer pesticide practices and native plant species preferred by pollinators.