CNN: Bees placed on endangered species list — a first in the US

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Finally, the US understands they MUST save their most important and busiest workers: bees. Around 35 percent of America’s crops, or about a third, rely to some extent on bees.

Endangered Species: Bees

Seven bee species native to Hawaii have now been put under protection via the Endangered Species Act. And one of those species is the yellow-faced bee; after years of research, the US Fish and Wildlife Service have decided that the yellow-faced bee species is under threat and will, therefore, be added to the federal list of endangered species, effective October 31.
We have all seen and read about bee populations declining sharply in the last couple of years due to habitat loss, pesticides, wildfires and loss of genetic diversity.
From CNN:
“Native pollinators in the US provide essential pollination services to agriculture which are valued at more than $9 billion annually,” said Eric Lee-Mäder, pollinator program co-director at the Xerces Society, which was involved in petitions calling for the protection of the bee species.”
With the bees listed, authorities will now be able to provide recovery programs and get funding for protection.
Source: CNN







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  • Mark A Girard

    Thanks Erin for reporting on this, and for all your hard work to inform people both of how messed up things really are and the many ways we can help ourselves, each other and the planet we call home. Best wishes to you! Mark Girard, Senior Admin, Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Group

  • Julie Berry Clark

    Good, now maybe we can sue the government for killing them all! Or Monsanto.

  • Dividing Cricker

    All GMO crop are patented as pesticides not as foods So insects are drawn to gmo flowers the pollen touch kills the insect Google the GMO concept killing insects and the other things Pesticides ,bio-pesticides ,seed coatings , PLUS killing misquitos aka zeka …..thank the US government for accepting political pay-offs and following this insane Pharming to kill its citizens with this poision …..Many countries are going organic and making GMO imports illegal….I think our biggest threat is our own government ..Out of control ..We The People =’s fuck the people only when election time comes around……

  • Michele Ortolano

    I noticed the article says seven species native to Hawaii have been placed on the Endangered Species List. What about the ones in the contiguous US???