Extinction and Animal Deaths
(ENDANGERED SPECIES) Up to a quarter of Europe’s animals are threatened with extinction, according to a recent report. With each species that disappears, the environment suffers a change in the balance, sending shock waves throughout the world. Unfortunately, this loss points to habitat degradation that also has harmful effects on humans. The continuing loss of birds can allow insects to breed at alarming rates, harming crops. A reduced number of bees inhibits plant pollination. Diminishing forests mean water is not cleaned naturally and the soil is loosened, too, making the floods and mud slides that happened in Pakistan this year more likely. Europe May Face Extinction Of Hundreds Of Animals, Species
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Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News: Italy Bans Pesticides Linked to Bee Devastation The Italian government banned the use of several neonicotinoid pesticides that are blamed for the deaths of millions of honeybees. The Ministero del Lavoro della Salute e delle Politiche Sociali issued an immediate suspension of the seed treatment products clothianidin, imidacloprid, fipronil and thiamethoxam used in rapeseed oil, sunflowers and sweetcorn. The Italian government will start a monitoring program to further investigate the reasons of recent bee deaths. Italy followed Germany and Slovenia which banned sales of clothianidin and imidacloprid in May. In France imidacloprid has been banned on sunflowers already since 1999. In 2003 the substance was also banned as a sweetcorn treatment.