Many plants need help with pollination and propagation. Insects are by far the most important pollinators, but birds and even lemurs can also transport pollen from one plant to another.
More and more pollinators around the world are vanishing. That's a threat to biodiversity as well as our food security. What can we do to protect bees, flies, butterflies and other pollinating creatures?
Insects are among the most successful creatures on the planet. But they're in decline and that would have serious consequences for the world. Entomologist Josef Settele talks to DW about stopping the insect die-off.
The bug, one of 30 types of oil beetles in Europe, has been named insect of the year for Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Known for its healing properties and deadly toxic secretions, it is also an endangered species.
Two years ago, volunteer insectologists sounded the alarm — the number of flying insects had drastically fallen. Now a new study on three protected regions in Germany confirms these fears.
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