Threats to urban pollinators are numerous, but a recent study on insect science reported in Science Direct, indicates that some pollinators, particularly bees, can do well. Pressures come from development, climate change, pesticides and pollution and are generally a negative impact on pollinators but it appears that adding flowers and nesting sites and reducing grass mowing are very beneficial to these vital insects.

Maintaining good areas of habitat, such as those found in allotments, community gardens and domestic gardens, and putting more nature based management approaches in place in urban greenspaces and highly urbanised areas will benefit pollinator conservation. Multiple stakeholder groups, including policymakers, urban residents, urban planners and landscape architects, need to work together collaboratively to deliver this approach.