Over 2.5 million species of insects can be found in the Amazon RAINFOREST. But despite such incredible numbers, these unsung heroes are up against incredible odds, with nearly half of all insect species in decline.
February is the season of love, but some species need it a little more this year. Amidst the roses and chocolates, let's extend our affection to some of nature's smallest yet most vital inhabitants: bugs.
In tropical canopies, these insects play indispensable roles, pollinating plants and sustaining intricate food chains. Yet, they face unprecedented threats from deforestation, pesticide use, habitat destruction and climate change. Researchers from around the world are expressing concern about the decline in insect populations. Today, over one-third of insects worldwide are endangered.