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On 22nd of March 2018 Insect Respect holds the second nationwide Day of Insects in cooperation with namu e.V. and the Global Naturefund (GNF).
Exchange of experiences & dialogue
In order to stop insects dying a lot of commitment from many sites will be necessary. Politics, economy, non-profit organisations, civil society and the public need to contribute. To ensure the stakeholders open themselves to an exchange, Insect Respect and partners will host further such conferences.
The Day of Insects targets to show acitivites and to promote the network of all interested players – in the short and long-term perspective.
- Visibility & networking: protagonists for insects and biodiversity in Germany
- Discover approaches and solutions
- Dialogue and feedback
- Raise awareness for insects' threats and value
- Joint projects, new cooperations
- Publications for continuous attention & annual repetition
New program overview: here
21st March 2018, 10.30am, Industriestr. 53, Bielefeld-Sennestadt
Grand opening of new Insect Respect areas
21st March 2018, 7pm, Bielefelder Hof (near Bielefeld main station)
Public lecture Dr. Doreen Walther – Insects: Bothersome or beneficial?
A gnat expert's fascinating insights
22nd March 2018, 11am – 4.45pm, Bielefelder Hof (near Bielefeld main station)
Day of Insects 2018 with impulses from different actors
Speeches, workshops and panel discussion
Conference fee: free
Catering contribution (lunch, drinks, coffee): 25,- Euros
Support of the REWE Group
"As pollinators insects are a central component of our ecosystem and form the essential basis for food production. Their habitats need to be protected and their food supply promoted”, says Dr. Florian Schäfer, REWE Group. As early as 2009, the trading company together with the Bodensee Foundation and the sales company “Obst vom Bodensee” launched a pilot project to promote insect protection in fruit cultivation. In cooperation with the Lake Constance Foundation, Birdlife International Austria and NABU, the first PRO PLANET project has been started in 2010, in which 13 growing regions and 250 fruit growers promote biodiversity in apple cultivation. For the REWE Group, cooperation with a lot of stakeholders is an important success factor. For this reason, the trading company participates in the Day of the Insects in order to strengthen the dialogue between research, companies and civil society organisations and to enable cooperation between different stakeholders.
Day of Insects 2017
The 30th of March 2017 Insect Respect arranged in cooperation with namu e.V. the first Day of Insects.
Experts from science, economy, civil society and media came to Bielefeld for the interdisciplinary convention. About the topic of "fostering insects", researchers on bioeconomy, people commited against light pollution, insect opponents, environmentalists, businessmen and environmental educators exchanged views.
Recognition:The Federal Agency for Nature Conservation included the Day of Insects as good example of cooperation in its platform for action "Enterprise Biolodiversity 2020" (UBi 2020).
Videos on the Day of Insects
The following videos on the Day of Insects 2017 are available on YouTube:
(speeches in the original order)
Dr. Hans-Dietrich Reckhaus
Insect Respect, Firma Reckhaus
Dr. Isolde Wrazidlo
Insect Respect, Firma Reckhaus
Prof. Dr. J. Wolfgang Wägele
Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Bonn
Unternehmen für biologische Vielfalt sensibilisieren: Die 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative"
Biodiversity in Good Company Initiative e.V., Berlin
Dr. Melanie von Orlow
Liesborner Imkerei "Zur Tegeler Biene", Bundesarbeitsgruppe (BAG) Hymenoptera im NABU, Berlin
Dr. Georg Petschenka
Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Institut für Insektenbiotechnologie
Verein zur Förderung ökologischer Schädlingsbekämpfung e. V.
Prof. Dr. Anant Patel
Faculty of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences
M.Sc. Maria Real Perdomo
Dr. Andreas Hänel
Natur und Umwelt - Planetarium, Museum am Schölerberg, Dark Sky der Vereinigung der Sternfreunde e.V.
Lebendiges Bienen-Museum Knüllwald & NABU-Zentrum für Blütenökologie, Knüllwald – Niederbeisheim
Faszination Bodenwelt: Die Edaphobase Länderstudie. Ein Ansatz zur Ermittlung von Referenzwerten für Bodenorganismen verschiedener Biotoptypen
gaiac Forschungsinstitut für Ökosystemanalyse und -bewertung e.V. an der RWTH Aachen
Moderation: Tina Teucher