We are expanding our partnership with the Wildlife Habitat Councilengaging team members in promoting the health of pollinator species and conducting outreach with our communities. We are committed to operating in harmony with the environment and advancing the health of ecosystems so that future generations may continue to enjoy the natural wonders of our world.
For every species that is alive today, perhaps a thousand more have lived previously and become extinct. Most of these extinctions occurred before humans Bees keystone species, and the extinct… continue reading Africa: The rapid human population growth in Africa is creating severe impacts on wildlife.
While the average number of children per… continue reading Asian Medicine: Demand for animal parts for use in medicines is a leading cause of species endangerment.
Traditional Asian medicines use parts of many animals, everything from rhino… continue reading Australia: The bald eagle Haliaetus leucocephalusonce common throughout most of North America, was reduced to as few as … continue reading C.
The Convention regulates international trade of… continue reading Endangered Species Act: Its purpose is to conserve threatened and endangered animals and plants and the ecosystems… continue reading Eskimo Whaling: Eskimo, or Inuit people have whaled in the Arctic for thousands of years.
Ina crisis over native whaling ensued when the International Whaling Commission revoked the subsistence exemption… continue reading Turtles and Tortoises: Distant cousins of the sea turtle, freshwater turtles and land tortoises are also in decline worldwide.
Their freshwater habitats are polluted, wetlands are drained, and these animals… continue reading Global Climate Change: Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses in the Earth?
In the last years, global levels of carbon dioxide… continue reading Hawaiian Islands: The Pacific islands of Hawaii are more than miles km from the nearest neighboring land. Today these islands are undergoing ecological disaster. With more than 1 million residents and 6 million… continue reading Population Growth: Each year, about 90 million new people are added to the planet.
At present… continue reading Island Biography: Island biogeography is the study of the distribution and dynamics of species in island environments. Due to their isolation from more widespread continental species, islands are ideal places for unique… continue reading Keystone Species: A keystone is the stone at the top of an arch that supports the other stones and keeps the whole arch from falling.
A keystone species is a species on which the persistence of a… continue reading Madagascar: The ancestors of lemurs made their way from Africa to Madagascar, the fourth-largest island on Earth, more than 40 million years ago.
Few other African mammals made it across to the island… continue reading Mass Extinctions: Mass extinctions are episodes in the history of life on Earth during which unusually large numbers of species die off.
They stand in contrast to the background rate of extinction… continue reading Praries: Prairies are vast open areas dominated by grasses. These ecosystems… continue reading Threatened Marine Life: The Earth is over 70 percent water.
All life on Earth is dependent on the oceans. Marine life, including the legendary great white shark and tiny seahorse, has joined the elephant… continue reading Tropical Rain Forest: Tropical rain forests once blanketed the Earth like a wide green belt around the equator.
In the late s, believing that the bird was extinct in the wild, conservationists focused on breeding the handful… continue reading Species Survival Plan: The approach has evolved to combat extinction in the wild as well… continue reading.Keystone Species Dying Off—Why Losing Beehives and Honey May Be More Concerning Than You'd Think Bees are not in danger of becoming extinct-at least not right now-but this doesn't mean that.
Award-winning smart beehive project is a unique platform to monitor honey bees remotely and in real time, within the hive. Honey bees have throughout history been a keystone species, pollinating an estimated 70 percent of all plants and underpinning some 30 percent of the global food supply.
Because. This biodiversity is represented by the bees visiting hundreds, if not thousands of different flowers of different species of plants.
The bees gather pollen and nectar in the valleys, up the mountains, in the backyard, down the street, red flowers, blue, purple, white flowers.
A keystone species helps define an entire ecosystem. Without its keystone species, the ecosystem would be dramatically different or cease to exist altogether.
Apr 26, · When I think of biodiversity on land, the most critical and powerful creature I can think of are - BEES. Granted, I don’t like getting stung by them, it is never a good experience. Bumble bees are also amazing. They visit my garden every morning and late afternoon to pollinate my garden flowers, tomato and.
Bumble bees are keystone species in most ecosystems, necessary not only for native wildflower reproduction, but also for creating seeds and fruits that feed wildlife as diverse as songbirds and grizzly bears.