When we think of pollinators, bees immediately spring to mind – and rightly so. Bees are a vital component of both natural and agricultural landscapes, and provide ecosystem services estimated to be worth billions of dollars each year. However, pollinators come in all shapes and sizes, from tiny wasps to large primates, and many play equally crucial roles in their ecosystems.
Humans are fueling the Earth’s sixth mass extinction event through overexploitation, habitat loss, pollution and climate change. This website will outline the importance of pollinators to both the natural world and to humans, highlight some of the pollinators we stand to lose if things don’t change, and provide ways you, the individual, can help halt the decline of pollinators.