German Research documents collapse in insect life

The  decline in bees has been widely reported, but the results of a  detailed, 27 year study of flying insects in Germany have now been published, and they show that there has been  more than a 76%  decline over this period –  click here for details 

This is potentially catestrophic – as insects are a vitally important part of our ecosystem -from pollination to a food source for many other species . Even more of a concern, the data recorded was from protected areas where  one would expect that species  would perhaps be spared many of the problems associated with other areas – however, the study proves this is not the case and all flying insect life has been affected, across all habitats.

The reasons for the decline are as yet unresolved, but it is  likely due to a combination of factors including habitat loss, climate change and pesticide use.