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IPBES Report Claims 16% of Pollinator Species are Threatened with Extinction

Thematic Assessment of Pollinators, Pollination and Food Production by IPBES

"The assessment found that an estimated 16 per cent of vertebrate pollinators are threatened with global extinction -  increasing to 30 per cent for island species - with a trend towards more extinctions."

"Although most insect pollinators have not been assessed at a global level, regional and national assessments indicate high levels of threat, particularly for bees and butterflies - with often more than 40 per cent of invertebrate species threatened locally."

IPBES, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy-Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, conducted a two year assessment of existing pollinator research globally compiling the work of 77 experts.   Here is a link to the brief if you would like to read more:

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