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STRIíS ROUBIK RELEASES NEW POLLINATOR SAFETY BOOK

October 27, 2014

STRIíS ROUBIK RELEASES NEW POLLINATOR SAFETY BOOK

As the worldwide decline in pollinating insects due to pesticide use joins a lengthening list of global environmental crises, David Roubikís latest publication, Pollinator Safety in Agriculture, could not be more relevant

As the worldwide decline in pollinating insects due to pesticide use joins a lengthening list of global environmental crises, David Roubikís latest publication, Pollinator Safety in Agriculture, could not be more relevant.

This field guide examining case studies from Brazil, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nepal, Pakistan and South Africa contributed by eighteen experts and edited by Roubik summarizes a massive body of research on pollinators and the effects of pesticide exposure.

Based on some 30 years of research experience in the tropics, Roubik evaluates the potential exposure of wild bees, including bumblebees and sweat bees, to pesticides based on their natural history. The publication is part of a campaign to implement sustainable agriculture practices to conserve pollinators supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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