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Pollinators under threat

More and more pollinators around the world are vanishing. That's a threat to biodiversity as well as our food security. What can we do to protect bees, flies, butterflies and other pollinating creatures?

Pollinators play key roles in Earth's ecosystems. Around 90% of all flowering plants rely on these dutiful creatures to procreate. Insects are the largest group among them, and they in turn, provide nutrition to the larger animals, such as fish and birds that feed on them. 

Yet pollinator populations around the world are falling. Intensive farming and urbanization are among the causes for their disappearance. That disappearance also endangers the diversity of other plants and animals - and will affect our own food production. 
This learning pack explores the world of pollinators. It asks why they're under threat? And looks at what we can do to protect them. 

The materials are suitable for children and youths aged 12 and upwards, and will aid teachers in addressing the issue of pollinator protection in an accessible and interactive way. They may be used for free for non-commercial purposes. 

The learning pack includes: 

  • 1 booklet for teachers (for classroom teaching)  

  • 1 workbook for participants (for distance learning) 

  • 12 quiz cards  

  • 4 films and 4 articles  (the links to the reports can be found in the teaching booklet and workbook)

For in-person lessons:
Please begin by downloading the "booklet for teachers" when you are preparing your lessons. There you will find copies of all of the worksheets, including explanatory handouts and solutions. You will find the booklet available as a PDF file below under "Downloads."

For distance learning: 
When conducting lessons online, please also download the interactive "workbook for participants" along with the "booklet for teachers." You will find both under "Downloads." You may then send the workbook PDF file to participants as an email attachment. The workbook includes the worksheets but not the solutions. Participants may then complete their work alone on their computers, save the work and mail it back to you. Participants will require Acrobat Reader to complete the booklet. It is available here  to download for free.

Write to us 
If you have questions about our Global Ideas learning packs or if you need a print version of the material including the DVD, please contact us at: globalideas@dw.com

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