Mar 26, 2017 10:18 PM EDT
This is the first time that a bumblebee species has been announced endangered in the United States. Endangering of a bumblebee species should be considered as a point of worry because they are one of the important species on Earth.
According to National Geographic, a decay patched bumblebee with scientific name Bombus Affinis has been listed in the endangered species on 21 March 2017 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services. Over the past two decades, the population of the bumblebee has been hurtled to nearly 90 percent, which is really very dangerous for species.
Bumblebees are considered as an important species on earth because they are important insect pollinators of different types of crops such as blueberries, cranberries, tomatoes and others. "One out of every three bites of food you eat has been helped along in some way by bees," Rebecca Riley of Natural Resources Defence Council said.
USA Today reported that a huge number of world's food supply is linked to the pollination done by these bees. Approximately 90% of the food supply is based on nearly 100 crop species out of which 70% of the crops rely on bees for pollination. These include both the bees, honeybees which are considered as domesticated bees and bumblebees which are considered as wild bees.
Pollinating a wide range of native plants is done by bumblebees which play a very important role in a huge number of ecosystems. If disappearing of bumblebees continues, this can be a huge loss for economic benefits and general nobility of the natural world.
Serious steps can be taken by the people for protecting the bumblebees such as planting variety range of native plants, including of pollinator habitat by the farmers and rural landowners for encouraging pollination, providing places for the nesting of bumblebees in rock walls, underground, hollow logs and below the bunch grasses. Apart from this, the Trump Administration and Federal protections are in action for the protection of the endangered bumblebees species.
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