Plunging insect numbers threatens ‘ecosystem collapse’

The world’s insect species could go extinct “over the next few decades” if no action is taken, according to a worldwide scientific review

High brown fritillary butterfly
Insect species are at risk of going extinct 'within decades' according to a global review

The world’s insect species could go extinct “over the next few decades” if no action is taken, according to a worldwide scientific review.

The study, published in the journal Biological Conservation, concludes that the “dramatic rates of decline” in insect numbers could lead to ecosystem collapse.

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