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Plummeting insect numbers ‘threaten collapse of nature’

Exclusive: Insects could vanish within a century at current rate of decline, says global review

The world’s insects are hurtling down the path to extinction, threatening a “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems”, according to the first global scientific review.

  • Damian Carrington
  • The Guardian

More than 40% of insect species are declining and a third are endangered, the analysis found.

The rate of extinction is eight times faster than that of mammals, birds and reptiles.

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