Protecting Pollinators and Local Biodiversity in San Francisco

Bees and other pollinators and insects in general are declining. Pollinators (bees, birds, butterflies and bats) are necessary for the health of our food crops, and insects - after plants - are the foundation of our natural ecosystems. Insect pollinators, in particular, are experiencing extreme stress, not only through large-scale loss of their native habitats, but also through the application of systemic pesticides. San Franciscans can play a role in helping pollinators and promoting healthy ecosystems by planting pollinator-friendly plants that are less toxic, use less water, and promote biodiversity.