Essay about The And Its Effects On The World 's Vegetation

1364 Words Dec 7th, 2015 6 Pages
Bees pollinate over one third of the world’s vegetation, including tasty treats such as chocolate and coffee, but they’re also the only insect on this planet that are able to produce foods that humans can eat. Unfortunately, these environmental allies have been rapidly dying off in the past two decades. Due to harmful pesticides, this hardworking species are nearing extinction causing an abundance of devastating ecological problems. Luckily, steps can be taken to help stop the disappearance of these humble creatures.
Without these extraordinary bugs, an abundance of flowers and plants would face extreme difficulties when attempting to reproduce. Reportedly 25,000 different species of budding plants are solely dependent on bees to aid them in pollination. Though there are hundreds of thousands of flowering plants that are not solely dependent upon bees, bees help over 75% of all budding plants pollinate in some way. As many of those flowers and fruit are often sources of food for birds, small mammals and insects, the extinction of bees would surely have severe consequences for each of these creatures. Through urban expansion and an ever growing need for more agricultural land, the environment and all its inhabitants, are steadily being destroyed (“Bees In Decline”). . Deforestation is also thought to be a key cause of the decline in populations of bees. The double edged sword of destroying this land is not only a loss of plant diversity, but direct destruction of bee’s…

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