Your Call's One Planet Series: Why are flying insects dying off at alarming rates?
Insects make up about two-thirds of all life on Earth, but since 2006, honey bees and other pollinators have experienced rapid population declines. New research has found that the flying insect population in nature reserves across Germany has plummeted by 75 percent in the past 25 years.
Scientists warn that this trend can lead to an ecological Armageddon. What is causing this? And what can be done to stop it? Join our next Our Planet series on Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.
Neal Williams, professor of Pollination and Bee Biology in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at UC Davis
Dave Goulson, biologist, conservationist, and professor of Biology at the University of Sussex