To save bees, British groups advocate planting flowering plants to replace lawns

Posted by qianjiu on May 28th, 2019

Recently, a number of social groups in the UK actively organized natural turf sports, and advocated planting flowering plants to replace ordinary lawns. It is believed that the purpose of this change is to save the British bee population.

According to a report recently released by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), 17 species of bees in parts of eastern England are now in the past few decades due to habitat pollution, climate change and increased use of pesticides. "extinct." In addition, another 25 bee species are threatened and 31 species are at risk.

According to the report, nearly 90% of wild plants and 75% of the world's major crops rely on animal pollination, so bees are “critical” to the UK. It is estimated that bees can contribute about 690 million pounds (about 6.06 billion yuan) to the British economy every year.

According to the report, in the summer of the UK, one hectare of flowering plants can grow 6 million flowers, producing about one kilogram of nectar per day, enough for 190,000 bees. However, in the UK, more than 3 million hectares of natural grasslands, pastures and gardens have been destroyed, in part because of the pursuit of “ideal green” English lawns.

It is reported that in the UK, there are more than 15 million gardens with traditional lawns. Therefore, some environmentalists believe that bees can be saved if they can persuade the owner to abandon the monotonous lawn and replant the flowering plants.

Some Brits hope that in the future, the “green rainbow lawn” will replace the flat green carpet with only grass in the UK.

TWF Steele, WWF's chief executive, said: "The UK is one of the most depleted countries in the world, and our precious pollinators are at risk. This fact is a sad illustration of the wildness around us. The sharp decline in animals."

He said that if you want to save wild animals from the edge of endangerment, there is an urgent need for targeted action.

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