‘Insect apocalypse’ not so clear-cut

‘Insect apocalypse’ not so clear-cut

Golden light insects. Photo by narong sutinkham form PxHere

Love them or hate them, recent reports of an “insect apocalypse” sounded alarm bells around the world as conservationists warned of dire repercussions for people and ecosystems.

But a wide-scoping meta-analysis of 166 long-term surveys across 1676 global sites shows the decline has considerable nuances – with some arthropods (insects and spiders) in free fall but others increasing – and is inconsistent across regions.


Published by Cosmos.

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