Pollinators: First global risk index for species declines and effects on humanity
Disappearing habitats and use of pesticides are driving the loss of pollinator species around the world, posing
a threat to "ecosystem services" that provide food and wellbeing to many millions -- particularly in the Global
South -- as well as billions of dollars in crop productivity.
This is according to an international panel of experts, led by the University of Cambridge, who used available evidence to create the first planetary risk index of the causes and effects of dramatic pollinator declines in six global regions.
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