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July 2013 paper in Science from Bateman et al. Bringing Ecosystem Services into Economic Decision-Making: Land Use in the UK DOI: 10.1126/science.1234379. Indicates that if land use decisions focus only on agriculture that overall ecosystem service value fall, but if all potential services are considered in planning, wild species diversity is conserved.
FAO have just published a report Aspects determining the risk of pesticides to wild bees: risk profiles for focal crops on three continents, adding to the range of pollinator resources on its AGP - Pollination pages. This contributes to the International Pollinator Initiative, a network of activities stemming from a CBD decision.
The UK Government response to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee Inquiry on Pesticides and Pollinators has been published. In short, government disagrees with the interpretation of science in this particular regulatory context.