Hawke's Bay Today

Insect decline

- Biological Conservati­on

A decline in insect population­s happening across the planet has Earth’s ecosystems and humankind facing catastroph­ic consequenc­es. The message has emerged from a review of 73 historical reports on insect population decline which found the rate of extinction is eight times faster than mammals, birds and reptiles. More than a third of the world’s insects are threatened with extinction in the next few decades. The review was conducted by Dr Francisco Sa´nchez-Bayo from the University of Sydney and Kris Wyckhuys from the University of Queensland, and published in the journal

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