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A Collaborative, Interdisciplinary Approach to Bumble Bee Conservation in Canada

A Collaborative, Interdisciplinary Approach to Bumble Bee Conservation in Canada

W. Garfield Weston Foundation/Liber Ero Foundation

Canada has over 40 species of bumble bee with approximately 1/3 exhibiting evidence of decline. Research projects include investigating threats to declining species, identifying knowledge gaps and informing future conservation management plans for government and environmental NGOs (ENGOs). The project is involved in a continent-wide citizen science program called BumbleBeeWatch.org in collaboration with other ENGOs and universities. The data will be used to investigate bumble bee community changes at landscape scales, locate rare species, and document the spread of invasive species over the long term.

Researcher: PI: Sheila Colla

Project Theme: Resource Management

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