The UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme (PoMS) is part of a wider Pollinator Monitoring and Research Partnership (PMRP) that 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 PoMS (the FIT Counts and the 1 km square survey) which are running throughout the UK with help from many volunteers.
PoMS aims to engage individuals and communities in taking action for pollinators, and in helping provide evidence to the UKs 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 PoMS please contact us.
PoMS is jointly funded by Defra, the Welsh and Scottish Governments, Daera, JNCC and project partners.
- The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
- 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.