Intact ecosystems provide habitats for pollinators; the “work-horses”, that we depend upon on for the fertilisation of crops such as: apples, potatoes,  plums, tomatoes, melons, blueberries, squash, alfalfa and clover.


Bees and butterflies are not the only pollinators that humans are dependent upon; over 100,000 species of animals ranging from hummingbirds, to geckoes, beetles and bats provide crucial pollination services to flowering plants and in turn humans.


A study by Cornell University in 2012 attributed insect pollination as contributing $29 billion annually to the U.S. farm income.





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