Yellow-banded bumble bee (Bombus terricola)
Action Required: Conservation breeding, population augmentation, reintroduction
The serious decline of bees has generated a lot of buzz lately — and with good reason. Ninety per cent of all flowering plants need pollinators such as the yellow-banded bumble bee to reproduce.
In 2016, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) assessed the yellow-banded bumble bee as a species of Special Concern. Ontario officially designating the species as Special Concern the same year. However, formal recovery strategies have yet to be developed. In the meantime, experts call for habitat restoration and continued surveys to track population size and distribution.
What we are doing
Find out how Wildlife Preservation Canada is helping save native pollinators, including the yellow-banded bumble bee, and how you can make a difference.