There’s an insect apocalypse in the Maldives and it’s because of tourism and pesticides. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto
There’s an insect apocalypse in the Maldives and it’s because of tourism and pesticides. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto
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A dying bug’s life: the Maldives’ insect population is falling because of tourism and the use of pesticides, scientists find

  • According to research on the impact of travel resorts on biodiversity, tourism is contributing to a drastic loss of insect life on oceanic islands
  • In the Maldives, an average of 66 per cent fewer insect species were documented on islands where there are tourist resorts than elsewhere in the archipelago

There’s an insect apocalypse in the Maldives and it’s because of tourism and pesticides. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto
There’s an insect apocalypse in the Maldives and it’s because of tourism and pesticides. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto
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