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Plummeting insect numbers 'threaten collapse of nature'

10.02.2019
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Exclusive: Insects could vanish within a century at current rate of decline, says global reviewWhy are insects in decline, and can we do anything about it?The world's insects are hurtling down the path to extinction, threatening a "catastrophic collapse of nature's ecosystems", according to the first global scientific review.More than 40% of insect species are declining and a third are endangered, the analysis found. The rate of extinction is eight times faster than that of mammals, birds and reptiles. The total mass of insects is falling by a precipitous 2.5% a year, according to the best data available, suggesting they could vanish within a century. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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