Pollinator Friendly Practices

Expand your certified corporate habitat program and take native biodiversity conservation to a whole new level. The Wildlife Habitat Council and North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) offer a unique challenge to advance corporate stewardship and the value of WHC certification.

Pepco ROW Bee

Photo courtesy of Pepco Holdings, Inc.

As added recognition for certified programs, companies can implement the guidelines for Pollinator Friendly Practices (PFP). Certified WHC programs that implement specific land management practices within their habitat and site to promote pollinator populations will receive distinct honor.

Download Pollinator Friendly Practice Guidelines.

In 2002, WHC, in partnership with NAPPC members, including the Xerces Society and Coevolution Institute, developed the PFP Guidelines. Adopted by NAPPC, they are used by organizations in support of land management practices in schools, private industry, public spaces, agriculture, forests and homes. The guidelines augment existing land use incentives and are to be used by organizations such as WHC in promoting pollinator friendly land use practices. WHC is the first organization to promote the PFP Guidelines and offer recognition for these efforts.

Programs implementing Pollinator Friendly Practices may also apply for the annual NAPPC-WHC Pollinator Advocate Award.

Pollinator Facts:

  • An estimated one out of every three bites of food we eat comes from a pollinator.
  • In the U.S., pollination by insects produces $40 billion worth of products annually.
  • Worldwide, of the estimated 1,330 crop plants grown for food, beverages, fibers, spices, and medicines, approximately 75% are pollinated by animals.