Declining insect numbers may cause the collapse of the ecosystem

Date: 2019. 02. 11. 11:35

Insects are heading towards extinction. It could cause the collapse of the entire ecosystem – Index wrote the findings of a comprehensive study that was published in Guardian.

According to the study, the population of 40 percent of insect species are declining.

One-third of them are endangered, they are declining eight times faster than mammals, birds and reptiles, the total weight of insects decreases by 2.5 percent a year and can disappear within a century. (The Guardian, Index, Tóth Balázs)