A bee on a flower. Nearly half of all insect species, vital to both ecosystems and economies, are in rapid decline worldwide. Photo: AFP

More than 40 per cent of insect species declining, threatening ‘catastrophic’ results, says study

  • Dung beetles, butterflies, moths, bees and wasps are among those species that appear to be the most affected
  • Intensive agriculture and urbanisation, pollution and climate change as key reasons for the rapid declines
Topic |   Climate change

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A bee on a flower. Nearly half of all insect species, vital to both ecosystems and economies, are in rapid decline worldwide. Photo: AFP
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