Reducing Pollinator Habitat Fragmentation in Toronto
A targeted approach to reducing pollinator habitat fragmentation in Toronto, Ontario
Pollinators are an essential part of Toronto’s urban landscape. These species, which consist of butterflies, bees, beetles, moths and wasps, provide valuable ecosystem services that benefit plants, animals, and humans (City of Toronto, 2018). Habitat loss and fragmentation are some of biggest threats faced by urban pollinator species (City of Toronto, 2018). In order to ensure the longevity of pollinators in Toronto, it is important that the city advance their habitat creation and restoration efforts. This targeted approach to reducing pollinator habitat fragmentation in Toronto would support local policies such as the Toronto Pollinator Protection Strategy, as well, contribute to the ecological productiveness and resiliency of the city.