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Saving the Bumblebee: A Short Film

14 December 2011| Views 3688

This short film is about the plight of the humble bumblebee which has declined dramatically in numbers and range during the 20th Century, to the extent that half of the 25 British species are now rare and 2 are extinct.

Bumblebees are a significant pollinator of wild and agricultural flowering plants. Their continued decline has far reaching consequences on the wider ecology as the reproduction of many plants depends on insect pollination and, in turn, many animals, including humans, depend on the fruit and seeds provided by these plants.

The conservation of bumblebees and other insect pollinators needs to be a key priority in order to secure future food production for human societies and, of course, to ensure the survival of the many other species that rely on insect pollinated plants