“We all depend on the survival of bees”
“Bees and other pollinators, such as butterflies, bats and hummingbirds, are increasingly under threat from human activities.
Pollination is, however, a fundamental process for the survival of our ecosystems. Nearly 90% of the world’s wild flowering plant species depend, entirely, or at least in part, on animal pollination, along with more than 75% of the world’s food crops and 35% of global agricultural land. Not only do pollinators contribute directly to food security, but they are key to conserving biodiversity.
To raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development, the UN designated 20 May as World Bee Day.
The goal is to strengthen measures aimed at protecting bees and other pollinators, which would significantly contribute to solving problems related to the global food supply and eliminate hunger in developing countries.
We all depend on pollinators and it is, therefore, crucial to monitor their decline and halt the loss of biodiversity.”
At Samuel F Walsh Furniture our impact on the environment is at the forefront of our minds on all our projects. Every effort is made to ensure that all woods used in Samuel F Walsh’s furniture, kitchens and interiors carry certification to say that it has been felled from a well managed, sustainable forest.
Wherever appropriate, we finish our products in natural oils and waxes or hard wearing water based lacquers and finishes.