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If not for the insects

Post by | May 11, 2019

If they go, we go

Leading entomologist, Sverdrup-Thygeson has delivered a sharp warning about the future of insects and ourselves.

Speaking with The Guardian, Prof Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson states, “insects are the glue in nature and there is no doubt that both the [numbers] and diversity of insects are declining”. This comes just days after The IPBES report was published on Monday 6th May, explaining how the destruction of wildlife is having an adverse affect on human civilisation:

“insect abundance has declined very rapidly in some places … but the global extent of such declines is not known.” The evidence points towards an approximate 10% of insects are dying out.

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Read the original article from The Guardian here and amongst the doom and gloom, discover some wonderful insect facts from Sverdrup-Thygeson’s book, Extraordinary Insects.


At some stage the whole fabric unravels and then we will really see the consequences.

Prof Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson | The Guardian