Focusing On The Conservation of Ecosystems, Habitats & Wildlife

Loss of Plant Diversity is Linked to Decline in Honeybees

Researchers suggests in a recent BBC publication that the loss of habitat destruction and falling plant diversity is linked to the decline of honeybees in many countries.

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This is a huge problem that needs to be addressed immediately! According to Bumblebee.Org, bees are responsible for pollinating plants that provide much of our food; in North America it is believed that 30% of food for human consumption originates from plants pollinated by bees.

WWF's 10 Species to Watch in 2010

The World Wildlife Fund’s list of “10 to Watch in 2010” includes such well-known and beloved species as tigers, polar bears, pandas, and rhinos, as well as lesser-known species such as bluefin tuna, and mountain gorillas.


WWF's list to watch in 2010

Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly:

Facing the Threat of Extinction

Habitat destruction caused by humans has caused a serious threat to the monarch butterfly.  According to Monarch Watch, who is dedicated to education, conservation and research (who also created The Monarch Project in 1984) the population of monarchs are more vulnerable than ever in their overwintering sites.

On their website they discuss that Eastern Monarchs migrate only to the Transvolcanic Mountains in mexico, where there are only eleven to fourteen know sites each year.  Each site is a few hectares in size and contains millions of Monarch butterflies.  This combination – a high concentration of individuals in a only few small sites – makes the possibility of habitat destruction in Mexico very serious.  It also states that the oyamel tree (on which the Monarchs cluster) are valuable lumber sources that many local people – the ejidatarios who own the land – depend upon for income.


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