Government protection and conservation of Bees
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Picture a world in which bees and other pollinators are all dead. The food which people eat must be artificially produced daily. That annoying buzz of the bees and many other insects disappeared. The world starvation rate exceeds 90% and thousands begin to die across the planet every day. These issues can be avoided yet action must be taken today. To put in simple terms, bees and other pollinators such as butterflies, wasps, ants, moths, flies, and beetles are in decline globally, but particularly in Europe and the United States. Bees are vital pollinators and are vital to the sustainability of human life because these species enable growth within agriculture, economic growth, and to the health of humans. Lack of regional or global programs displays the uncertainty in the scale and the extent of the decline of pollinators worldwide. Moves have been attempted to save them yet the White House blocked the listing of the Bumble Bees to be added to the Endangered Species list. Yet a major contributor to their untimely decline is the constant use of pesticides in the modern agricultural production. With the alarming future without bees and pollinators, it goes to show how more protection must be formed to save these vital species. While some people believe the use of pesticides is beneficial to agriculture and economic growth of the economy, the reality is that without bees and other pollinators the agricultural and economic growth will be uncertain. The unpredictable future consequences and health effects would be unsustainable to support the seven billion people currently living on the planet and future generations. Bees are prominent pollinators. They are responsible for pollinating 70 out of 100 of the crops around the world in which feed about 90% of the world. Bees are also responsible for producing 30 billion dollars per year in the production of crops in Europe and 24 billion dollars in the United States. The most recent estimation of the global economic benefit of pollinators such as honey bees was 336.45 billion dollars, assessed as the value of crops dependent on the natural pollination process. Yet their decline result is a significant loss in production of food and supplies used daily. According to the Nation's Beekeepers, 44% of honey bee colonies were lost from 2015 to 2016. From pesticides to Colony Collapse disorder, the significant decline in bee population can no longer go unanswered. Action needs to be taken before it is too late.
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