‘Where Are The Moths?’: Researchers Create Global Risk Index For Pollinator Decline

17 Aug 2021
7 min read

News Synopsis

This is not the first time we heard about the extinction of one of the many species. Continuous Global Warming and deforestation are the major reasons for this. And now, research is showing, the population of major pollinators like Bees, Butterflies, Wasps, Beetles, Bats, Flies, and Hummingbirds all around the globe is declining and we are yet to fully understand the causes and consequences of this.

The pollinators are the major distributors of pollen, which is vital for the reproduction of over 75% of food crops. It also includes plants like Coffee, Rapeseed, and most fruits are visibly diminishing over the Globe. Even after all this, very little is thought of the implications for the human population. Reduced species diversity was seen as a high-ranking global risk to humans, which not only risks food security but a loss of aesthetic and cultural value as well. These species are emblems of nature for millennia, argue the experts, and deficient consideration is given to how their declines affect human wellbeing.

Pollinators are often the foremost immediate representatives of the plants in our daily life. After so many faunas now it seems that the next turn is the Moths. As we already know about it we all should be careful and try to save our mother nature from these huge losses. 


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