Researchers show that 75 per cent of crop species and 88 per cent of flowering plant species get their existence thanks to insect pollinators.
When we talk about nature, is kind of surprising how little is the knowledge that many of us lack, especially about the food chain. Since we were the ones to invest the food chain, putting ourselves on top, it means that we have the responsibility of saving other species that are below us. That’s why one London councilor has planned to be making an 11km plantation corridor that will include 22 meadows and parks.
This investment is coming from the alarming statistics that bees are suffering from an extinction crisis, and that is bad news for us humans and for our nature as well. Bees, besides the fact that they give us their sweet honey, they pollinate millions of plants during their hard work, spreading pollen as they fly from flower to flower. So this helps plants to grow further and produce more, thus helping animals to have more food and finally, helping us human beings to continue peacefully with our lives. Researchers show that 75 percent of crop species and 88 percent of flowering plant species get their existence thanks to insect pollinators.
This type of corridor that is getting build, as shown in the past to help with the improvement of animal welfare. While the most common use of this kind of meadows corridor has been used to foster larger animals, now the British are using it to save these smaller species from getting extinct. The manager of this project is Kelly Eaton along with Krupa Sheth, the London councilor. “The team curated the mix of wildflowers with bees and other insects in mind, choosing varieties that would attract these pollinators,” said Kelly, while the councilor expressed: “Bees and other insects are so important for pollinating the crops that provide the food that we eat. We must do all we can to help them to thrive.”