One of the most pressing environmental issues is the decline of many species of pollinators due to the intensive use of agricultural areas, the massive use of pesticides and the disappearance of habitats needed by these key allies of fertility. The enrichment of green areas with species and structural elements designed to bring pollinators back in urban areas is in course of implementation in many major European cities.

The overall goal of our project is to disseminate a culture for a rich urban biodiversity in the city of Milan, suitable to the presence of pollinating insects. This could be achieved through best practices able to increase people's awareness about the problem in order to protect the environment and improve the quality of urban life.

The Impollina-Mi project is designing targeted interventions to support pollinators, such as the creation of "oasis" to help develop long-lasting entomological communities and, above all, spread useful practices to citizens to be replicated at lower scale.

Where: Milan (I)

Funded by: Fondazione Cariplo

Period: Running project

Contact point: Alessandro Ripamonti (

Website: http://www.impollina...

Impollina-MI 2017 (pdf)