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More than bees

Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona
20/10/2020 - 17/10/2021

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More than bees. Pollinators and flowers, life at stake

The aim of this exhibition is to raise public awareness of the essential role of pollinators, particularly wild bees, in guaranteeing the survival of most of the plants on planet Earth.

The decline in the numbers of pollinators on all the continents is jeopardising the sustainability of our agriculture and food supply. Nine out of every ten plants need an insect in order to bear fruit and seeds and it is calculated that 75% of the foods produced around the world depend on insect pollination. There are many causes of the decreased pollinator populations: the insecticides used in industrial agriculture, the fragmentation and loss of habitats, and environmental pollution, among others.

This visual and educational museum exhibition provides materials at different reading levels, to reach all publics. Visitors will find out how pollination works, how insect pollinators take part in it and the role they play in the ecological balance of the Earth.

Given the critical situation generated by this decline in biodiversity, the exhibition aims to provide the guidelines for good practices, to encourage people to get involved in activities that will turn this crisis around.

Finally, the exhibit includes different environmental initiatives promoted by institutions, associations and the governmental administrations and is completed with a schedule of activities for all audiences.

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Projects designed to save the biodiversity

Document database of various environmental initiatives promoted by entities, associations and at the same time the administrations:

Projects designed to save the biodiversity

If you know or participate in a pollinator initiative and would like us to add it, please feel free to contact us!

em@il: museuciencies@bcn.cat

Dates:
20/10/2020 - 17/10/2021
Place:
Temporary exhibitions Hall, Jardí Botànic de Barcelona
Schedule:
Access to the exhibition 30 minutes after the opening time up to 30 minutes before closing time.
November, December, January: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 to 17 h
February, March: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 to 18 h
April, May, September, October: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 to 19 h
June, July, August: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 to 20 h
Admission fee:
Normal €5 Reduced €2.50 This ticket includes the visit to the Botanical Garden
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