Invasive species are the third most important cause of biodiversity decline worldwide. According to the IUCN, they are responsible for half of all known extinctions and pose a threat to almost a third of rare terrestrial species. By identifying invasive species and how they develop, appropriate management can be put in place.
BeeOdiversity, during its measurement of environmental quality, identifies many different pollutants. What are they? What is the point of analysing them? What danger(s) do they represent for humans and biodiversity?
A major cause of biodiversity loss is the intensification of agriculture. However, the agricultural sector is dependent on it and will have to adapt its practices in the coming years to preserve its resources.
How does biodiversity affect agriculture?
Pesticides have for many years been the preferred method of pest control for farmers. However, their toxicity to human health and the environment is being pointed out by scientists, and alternatives exist.
Pesticides monitorings have reported surprising results. The number and concentrations of pesticides used have risen sharply, including banned pesticides. What happened in 2020?