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POLLINATOR NEWS

Pesticides - yes or no?
23 August 2022
We welcome the debate on the use of pesticides on the island, in particular glyphosate, and are supportive of both the expertise in HSE and the alternatives used by States Works. Health issues Some people...
Glyphosate is going
26 July 2022
Glyphosate is going, going, gone.  The Pollinator Project is truly delighted that weed killers containing glyphosate are being phased out in 2022 and will be banned from general use in Guernsey from the...
States of Guernsey government questions pesticide use
26 May 2022
The States of Guernsey Assembly recently brought up pesticides in their debate, Deputy Al Brouard, President of Health and Social Services was the first to raise a question: “There are concerns about...
Pesticides - Guernsey's pesticide use wastes 250 million litres of water annually
10 April 2022
Guernsey Water warns of water use restrictions or significant bill hikes in future if pesticide use (including weedkillers) are used at the current rate). The water utility has confirmed that the Vale...
Nature Commission update
09 December 2021
Podcast How we work with other environmental groups – Fiona Bateson talks about the potential new Nature Commission for Guernsey which supports the Pollinator Project – and vice versa. Listen at: ...
Proposed hedge removal plans will harm wildlife
07 December 2021
Vital wildlife habitats will not be adequately protected under proposed new Development & Planning Authority laws. The DPA is proposing an overhaul of what types of development work can go ahead without...
Pollinator-themed art exhibition flys high
09 November 2021
Local artist Bridget Spinney has curated a pollinator-themed art exhibition in conjunction with the Pollinator Project. Thirty local artists have contributed a piece of pollinator-inspired art to raise...
Chouet's Orange-legged furrow bees could be at risk
04 November 2021
Bee species that are rare in Guernsey could be at risk if quarrying starts at Chouet headland. Our founder and local bee expert Barry Wells said: ‘While modern quarrying does factor in environmental concerns...
Celebrating our Pollinators
04 November 2021
On 26 November 2021, the Pollinator Project hosted the 30/30 Art Auction at St James to celebrating our Pollinators and raised £22000 in the process. 30 nationally acclaimed artists who have a connection...
TV naturalist Nick Baker joins Guernsey’s school BioBlitz
21 October 2021
Guernsey’s second BioBlitz of 2021 was at Lihou headland on Wednesday 15th September Broadcaster and wildlife expert Nick Baker attended, along with three of the island’s schools – Vale Primary School,...