Biodiversity Net Gain: What Could BNG Mean For Pollinators?

Join Dr Jeff Ollerton for an exploration of what Biodiversity Net Gain could mean for pollinators in England.

Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) promises to transform the way that we approach nature conservation in the UK. At the moment the focus of BNG is very much on habitats, with less of an emphasis on species. However, BNG has some important implications for the insect pollinators that service the reproduction of around 75% of our native wild plants. This presentation will discuss some of these implications and suggest how BNG may change in the future to accommodate the requirements of pollinators.

Professor Jeff Ollerton is a consulting ecological scientist and author, with more than 30 years’ experience studying pollinators and their flowers. He is the author of ‘Pollinators & Pollination: Nature and Society’ (Pelagic 2021) and ‘Birds & Flowers: A 50 Million Year Relationship’ (Pelagic 2024). Jeff is also a visiting Professor at the University of Northampton (UK) and the Kunming Institute of Botany (China).



The entoLIVE webinar series is a programme of virtual talks exploring the science of insects and other invertebrates. All events are free to attend and are suitable for adults of all abilities – a passion for invertebrates is all that’s required!

entoLIVE is delivered by the Biological Recording CompanyBritish Entomological & Natural History SocietyRoyal Entomological Society and Amateur Entomologists’ Society, with support from Buglife and the Field Studies Council.


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