Age of Awareness
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Age of Awareness

Insects decline, why have they gone?

What about their ecosystem services?

Main ecosystem services provided by insects to maintain resilience, sustainability, and proper functioning of our environment. Image from El-Shafie (2022).

Any decline in insect numbers is serious as they provide a food source for many mammals, birds, and amphibians, and they pollinate many plants including our crops.

Insects provide very important ecosystem services of pest regulation, plant pollination, and decomposition of organic matter.

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Peter Miles

Peter Miles

45 years in Environmental Science, B.Env.Sc. in Wildlife & Conservation Biology. Writes on Animals, Plants, Soil & Climate Change. environmentalsciencepro.com