World Wildlife Day is all about conservation and appreciation of the incredible diversity of life. Today we celebrate the world’s animals and the contribution they make to our lives and the health of our planet. It brings an opportunity to raise awareness towards the beauty around us and the benefits conserving this beauty brings. All you need to do is take a closer look…
While many people may think of big, charismatic animals like elephants and lions when they think of wildlife, there are actually millions of species that are just as important, but often overlooked. One of these groups is insects, which make up the majority of animal species on earth. Our influence has driven widespread biodiversity loss to this group in particular. This loss is mainly due to destroying natural habitats for farming and buildings, industrial and light pollution, invasive alien species, intensive use of pesticides and the climate crisis.
What can be done and the importance thereof
Insects create the biological foundation for all ecosystems. They pollinate plants, disperse seeds, maintain soil structure and fertility, and control populations of other organisms.
The biodiversity loss of insects can be combatted by individuals doing things such as: planting native plants, going organic and avoiding pesticides, reducing their carbon footprint and being aware of the tiny creatures around them.
Insects Captured in Vivid Macro Photographs
The decline in insect populations is alarming, and since they provide the foundation of many ecosystems, the knock-on effect is severe and immediate if critical numbers are lost. Powerful macro photography allow people to uniquely experience insects’ enormous impact on our planet.