Saarbrucken With its own action program, Saarland wants to solve the problem of insect death. "The topic is so important that we do not want to wait until the federal government finally puts forward a concept that has long been published," Environmental Minister Saarland Reinhold Jost (SPD) said in an interview with the German news agency.
About 30 representatives of municipalities, associations and associations participated in the first launch of the project "Aktionprogramm Insektenschutz Saarland" (APIS). Now I can send my comments by mid-July. The action program will be implemented this year. Among other things, they envisage measures for the areas of flowering and flowers in agricultural and inhabited areas, abstention from pesticides and illumination suitable for insects.
According to Jost, the situation in Saarland is not as dramatic as in other federal states, partly because of the large share of ecological farmers and decades of almost natural forest management, "but we have to be careful to get the curve and animate everyone, within their capabilities, to oppose further loss of species. "
In Rhineland-Palatinate, the Ministry of Environmental Protection initiated "Green Action" in the summer of 2017, which will provide nine million euros for biodiversity conservation measures for four years. So far more than EUR 2.8 million has gone into nature and nature protection projects.
According to information from the Federal Ministry of the Environment, the National Insect Rejection Program is still in government vote and should be delivered to the Cabinet in the summer.
Ministry of Environment and Consumer Protection in Saarland
The Insect Protection Program of the Federal Government
Financing program "Aktion Grün" in Rhineland-Palatinate