Insect Apocalypse!

Insect Apocalypse!

People around the country are noticing. Bugs no longer coat windshields, butterfly gardens take more care with fewer butterfly sightings, and bee colonies are collapsing! Globally, biodiversity is in peril. A recent report from an international team of scientists warns that up to one million species may go extinct within the next few decades. Despite these warnings, there is one group that is essential to our lives but rarely gets the conservation attention it deserves - insects! Insects are the most diverse group of animals on Earth, with over 5.5 million known species found on every continent. Read more about these tiny but incredibly important creatures here.

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Meg Evansen
Conservation Science and Policy Analyst

As the Conservation Science and Policy Analyst in the Center for Conservation Innovation at Defenders, Meg assists with the analysis of scientific research and policy implementation to find new and creative solutions for wildlife conservation.