Bug Your Friends About The Importance Of Insects

InterestingShitPublished: November 1, 2017Updated: November 2, 201727 views
Published: November 1, 2017Updated: November 2, 2017

We all hate it when bugs crash a good picnic, but actually insects are vital to our survival, and we should stop wiping them out. German researchers just released some shocking bug news.

Since 1989 they have tracked insect growth in nature reserves. Recent data shows that flying insect populations are down by 80%. This is the latest statistic to prove that insects are in danger. Since 1990, the butterfly population in Europe has fallen by 50%. Honeybees in North America have dropped by 59% since WWII, and moth populations in the UK fell 30% each decade.

Humans may not always love bugs, but we can’t live without them. We rely on insects to pollinate 80% of the world’s plants, including most of the fruits and vegetables we eat daily. Bugs maintain the balance of nature by eating destructive crops, and they make our world cleaner by breaking down all sorts of waste.

A bug’s life is quite connected to our own, but their numbers are dropping and we need to know why. Pollutants and pesticides are the usual suspects. Scientists agree that ecosystems are resilient, but nature won’t hold out forever. We have to act now.

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