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Insects Declining by 0.9% Every Year

Bibek Shrestha
Bibek Shrestha 3 YEARS AGO 1138 views
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There are over 9,25,000 species of insects in the world. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) listed 343 species of insects are endangered till July 2017.


According to a research operated by German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research and other abundance studies at more than sixteen hundred places, the number of land dwelling insects are diminishing whereas freshwater living insects are increasing consecutively. The statistics have revealed land dwelling insects are declining by 0.9% every year out of the total existence. On the other hand, freshwater living insects are increasing by 1.08% each year. Perhaps, the number has extended because people are more concerned to freshwater conservation than land these days.


Undoubtedly, the news about extending freshwater living insects is invigorating itself but mankind must focus on conservation of land dwelling insects too. These creatures play a significant role in balancing ecosystem . Some of the superiorities of insects are:


  • Control insect and plant pests
  • Aerate soil system
  • Play the role of decomposers
  • Create top soil and enhance soil fertility 
  • Pollinate blossoms and flowers 


As previously mentioned about the diminishing state of insects, we are the antagonists of this disastrous consequence. Most of us have completely abandoned the concept of ecological balance all in the name of extravagance. We have given numerous reasons behind their disappearance. A few of our wicked and unrighteous deeds:


  • Destruction of habitats
  • Excessive use of insecticides and pesticides
  • Unplanned industrilization and urbanization
  • Climate change


If we do not take immediate actions against our own greeds and specially climate change, the diminishing ratio of land dwelling insects will increase in an expeditious manner. 


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