nicolejb
2 years ago1,000+ Views
Why are All the Butterflies Disappearing?
Britain issued a warning today to help conserve the butterflies, with a staggering statistic from the State of the UK’s Butterflies 2015 report.

The stat showed that more than three-quarters of Britain’s 59 butterfly species have declined in the past 40 years.

That's 75% people.

Why?

Well, according to The Guardian, scientists are still trying to determine the problem. But a lot of it has to do with climate change and pesticides.
“It points to the fact that there’s something significant that we’re missing,” Chris Packham, Butterfly Conservation vice-president told the Guardian. “I think personally it’s the over-use of a broad spectrum of insecticides and then neonicotinoids thrown into the mix since the 1990s. This is an urgent, clarion call to academics to get into gear and find out what is causing these declines.”
When I was a little kid, butterflies were my favorite creators to watch and to catch (though I always let them back into the wild). They are important insects to the environment, and well, they are just beautiful to look at.
Losing species of butterflies would mean losing beautiful and abundant colors in the sky. Perhaps the climate change talks in Paris will help but this is just one of the many examples showing how climate changes is working against many species.

Time for the world (especially the U.K.) to step up and help the poor little Schmetterlinges.

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@2Distracted bumblebees too?! I'd love to hear more about that! Exactly! @ButterflyBlu I used to be so obsessed with butterflies as a kid, I wanted to study them when I got older XD I'm not much of a scientist though. I just like learning about them
2 years ago·Reply
@ButterflyBlu They are sooo vital!!! their beauty is just an extra bonus for us! I'm surprised no one asked why before 75%
2 years ago·Reply
@2Distracted, @nicolejb I heard about the bumblebees a while back too! There is a lot of press for the big endangered species, but not so much for these little guys huh?
2 years ago·Reply
@JamiMilsap I know and they are sooo vital to save!!!
2 years ago·Reply
@JamiMilsap totally. maybe it's because not many people are fans of insects?!
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