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WASHINGTON/Nairobi, 8 August 2008 — A new project worth $26.45 million has been launched by the Global Environment Facility to better protect bees, bats and birds that are essential to the world's crop production.

The unique five-year project "Conservation & Management of Pollinators for Sustainable Agriculture through an Ecosystem Approach", which will be implemented through the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), will help ensure food security through the protection of the key pollinator species.

The project is coordinated by the Food and Agriculture Organization on United  Nations and  will be executed  through partnerships with the Governments of Brazil, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nepal, Pakistan and South Africa in collaboration with stakeholders from different environment and agricultural communities at national and international level, including ministries, research institutions, agencies, academia,  NGOs, private sector and farming communities.