Safeguarding Pollinators, People & the Planet

A growing number of pollinator species worldwide are being driven toward extinction by diverse pressures, many of them human-made, threatening millions of livelihoods and hundreds of billions of dollars worth of food supplies.

THE WORLD BEE PROJECT (WBP) IS A GLOBAL SOCIAL ENTERPRISE FOCUSSED ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN POLLINATORS AND THE MOST PRESSING ISSUES THAT SOCIETIES FACE TODAY SUCH AS FOOD SECURITY, ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND WELLBEING

WE OFFER SOLUTIONS CENTRED ON POLLINATOR CONSERVATION PROGRAMMES

Pollinators provide an essential ecosystem service – pollination – and are a key part of biodiversity - the web of life of which we are an integral part and upon which we so fully depend. 

The World Bee Project stands for the conservation of biodiversity, creating habitats for pollinator conservation across towns, cities, the countryside, and farmlands, aiming to increase pollinator diversity and density to achieve long-term social, cultural, globally relevant change.

Our initiative hopes to contribute to the stability of diverse pollinator and plant communities, increase stability in pollination services, improve the ecological value of land, support nature conservation and ecosystem management, contribute to the function of agricultural ecosystems, increase food security and enhance human wellbeing.

We aim to bring scientific, technological, government and market forces together to achieve our ultimate goal of placing the natural world at the heart of public policy and enshrining environmental protection in national constitutions.

FROM SIMPLE, LOW-COST ACTION AT THE COMMUNITY LEVEL, TO DESIGNING FUNCTIONAL IMPROVEMENTS FOR AGRICULTURAL ECOSYSTEMS, TO BLUEPRINTS FOR ENTIRE CITIES, THE WBP CREATES SOLUTIONS AND IMPLEMENTS PROJECTS THAT DELIVER BENEFITS TO POLLINATORS, PEOPLE AND THE PLANET

“Investment in biodiversity and ecosystems is essential in its own right and for human well-being. The evidence is clear: protecting, restoring and sustainably managing nature will yield high returns at low costs. Global investors are seeking environmental investment opportunities because it makes economic sense.”
— The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, Helen Clark.

The World Bee Project is part of the Sanghata network. Sanghata is a global non-profit which designs, funds and manages poverty reduction programs in 30 countries across 5 continents.

The World Bee Project is a member of Defra’s Pollinator Advisory Steering Group (PASG). The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is responsible for safeguarding the natural environment, supporting the UK’s world-leading food and farming industry, and sustaining its thriving rural economy.