Save the Yellow-banded Bumble Bee!


Special Concern in Canada.
Many pollinator species are rapidly declining.

$ Amount Raised

About the Species:

Insect pollinators such as butterflies, flies, and bees are a cornerstone of natural ecosystems. The yellow-banded bumble bee was once common throughout the northeastern US and across most of Canada, but it is now declining in parts of its range.

Our Hands-on Action: 

Wildlife Preservation Canada’s conservation breeding program for at-risk bumble bees is the first of its kind in Canada. We are adapting traditional bumble bee rearing techniques to work for declining species like the yellow-banded bumble bee, which have unique needs. These new methods may one day come to the rescue of other hard to breed species. Our long term goal is to increase existing populations of declining bee species, and also to reintroduce species back into places where they have already disappeared.

 

Help the Yellow-banded Bumble Bee win the Species Showdown!
Make a donation below to show your support. 

About the Species Ambassador: 

Genevieve Rowe manages the native pollinator recovery programs across Canada. She has worked with renowned experts in the fields of pollinator ecology, taxonomy and systematics, and has taken part in various species at-risk monitoring and recovery programs, both nationally and internationally.

Why Genevieve wants you to sponsor her favourite species:

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8 Comments

  1. Douglas Hart

    Bees are key pollinators and play such a critical role in our ecosystem.

    I also love watching bumble bees at work. They’re so industrious and under serious threat.

  2. jasna guy

    Great video! Informative, beautiful and accessible.
    Really does need to be shown widely.
    Should be on TV, between films, instead of the mindless advertisements!

  3. Derrek Tutte

    Keep up the good work Genevieve!!

  4. ANTHONY BURRELL

    I have a wood lot and large property that I would like to put bees on is there a way to get a hold of Genevieve or she could email me about helping with the bees. thanks tony

  5. Tove Reece

    I am extremely concerned about the decline of insects, it’s an indicator of the mess we’ve made of the environment.

  6. Maureen Gaskin

    POLLINATORS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT – AND BEES VERY ENDANGERED; i HAVE SEEN A FEW IN MY GARDEN SO i’M CROSSING MY FINGERS!

  7. Munir Ahmad

    Great work for rehabilitation of endangered species. What if other species might face problem if one exceed? Anyway, great job for generations

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