Toward a world that values insect

In the last Science Magazine issue, discover this article from the “Tomorrow’s Earth” series.

Insects make up the bulk of biodiversity and reports showing insect declines in temperate countries are accumulating. “To protect insects, it is crucial that they are considered as separate species with distinct responses to threats, with particular attention to tropical insects and their habitats. Bees and butterflies may serve as an initial focus, but conservation efforts must go far beyond these iconic species”.

From Yves Basset (ForestGEO, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Ancon, Panamá) and Greg P. A. Lamarre (Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, 37005 České Budějovice, Czech Republic).

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