This page is a part of the corpus (Annexe 1) used to write Stéphane Foucart and neonicotinoids.

Here, I relate what the journalist said in his article “Le « GIEC de la biodiversité » consacre l’importance cruciale des pollinisateurs”. All quotes, originally in French, were translated by me.

Overall, the IPBES report concludes:

The decline of pollinators, bees, butterflies and birds, poses a serious threat to global food production. And endangers the livelihoods of millions of people. “

He estimates that “pollination-dependent crops contribute 35% by volume of crop production globally.”

The share of wild species in pollination would be underestimated. The decline of their populations is observed in Western Europe and North America (there is a lack of data to confirm this elsewhere).

IUCN estimates that 16.5% of vertebrate pollinator species (birds, bats, etc.) are threatened with extinction and that more than 40% of bee species in Europe may be threatened.

NNIs are not ignored, but are not the subject of recommendations. The paragraph where they are mentioned “will be scrutinized” because of the involvement of agrochemical workers among the experts.