Americans Agree: Promoting Pollinator Health Is Important

(April 3, 2018)

Parks everywhere play an important role in promoting pollinator health

Ashburn, Va. (April 3, 2018) — According to a recent poll conducted by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), nearly all Americans agree that promoting pollinator health should be a conservation priority across the United States. Promoting pollinator health includes protecting against the decline and death of pollinators, such as honey bees and other insects, and increasing their habitat.

Baby boomers (96 percent) are the biggest proponents of promoting pollinator health followed closely by Gen Xers (95 percent) and millennials (91 percent). Support for promoting pollinator health also varies by region. Americans in the western (96 percent) and northeastern (95 percent) regions of the United States show the highest support for pollinator conservation efforts.

“More and more communities are taking the necessary steps to protect pollinators from extinction,” said Barbara Tulipane, NRPA president and CEO. “Many of these efforts are led by local park and rec agencies that understand the importance of environmental protection and conservation. NRPA is proud to support these efforts, as well.”    

According to a report issued by NRPA, more than 70 percent of park and rec agencies protect and manage wildlife and wildlife habitat. Many of these agencies (52 percent) foster public engagement and education, as well. This includes the promotion of pollinator health. Download this poster and listen to this podcast to learn more about protecting pollinators in your community.     

This poll is part of NRPA’s Park Pulse, a continuing series of monthly surveys that gauge the public’s opinion on topics relating to parks and recreation. To explore previous Park Pulse survey results, visit   

To view the interactive charts with the survey results, click here.

To view the full-size infographic, click here.

To learn more about NRPA, visit   


About the National Recreation and Park Association
The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all Americans have access to parks and recreation for health, conservation and social equity. Through its network of 60,000 recreation and park professionals and advocates, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit