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10 August 2017 Press release

Biodiversity - The Government Joins a Convention Programme on the Subject of Bees

As part of a partnership with the Parco Europeo Alpi Marittime and the Mercantour National Park, the Prince's Government is joining a new Convention Programme, signed on 3 August 2017, "Bees of the Mercantour-Alpi Marittime Territory:  Diversity and Pollination."

Bombus brodmannicus à Valplane, Allos © Matthieu Aubert

This text has two objectives: 

  • To refine our knowledge of the diversity of wild bees within the Mercantour-Alpi Marittime territory.  Inventories already carried out in part of the territory showed that a third of the bees found refuge in the mountains. 
  • To understand the interaction between wild bees and heritage environments (such as hay meadows).  These can constitute very favourable areas for hosting these species, which could ensure pollination and thus play a part in their conservation.

The Convention Programme also provides for an inventory in the Principality to identify the various species of bees.

This project complements the ATBI/IBG Mercantour-Alpi Marittime programme to increase awareness of biodiversity in the territory of the Mercantour-Alpi Marittime, which was initiated in 2008 with the support of the Prince's Government and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

This comprehensive list of species, together with a better knowledge of their lifestyle and interaction, should enable managers of these areas to propose actions to ensure that biodiversity is maintained over the long term.

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