The UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme (UK PoMS) aims to establish how insect pollinator populations are changing across the UK.
We are working with existing recording schemes that focus on pollinating insects, and have established two new large-scale surveys for UK PoMS (the FIT Counts and the 1 km square survey) which are running throughout the UK with help from many volunteers.
UK PoMS aims to engage individuals and communities in taking action for pollinators, and in helping provide evidence to the UK's four national pollinator strategies:
- National Pollinator Strategy: for bees and other pollinators in England
- Pollinator Strategy for Scotland
- Action Plan for Pollinators in Wales
- All-Ireland Pollinator Plan
For more information about UK PoMS please contact us.
UK PoMS is a partnership funded jointly by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) and Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) (through funding from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Scottish Government, Welsh Government and Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for Northern Ireland). UK PoMS is co-ordinated by UKCEH (UKCEH’s contribution is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council award number NE/R016429/1 as part of the UK-SCAPE programme delivering National Capability).
- Bumblebee Conservation Trust
- Butterfly Conservation
- British Trust for Ornithology
- Natural History Museum
- University of Reading
- University of Leeds
- working with the Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society, wider stakeholders and volunteer networks.
The Principal Investigator for the project is Dr Claire Carvell, who is based at UKCEH in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.