Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 17, 2021

Dragonflies and damselflies disappearing as wetlands are lost 

The BBC  reports

The loss of marshes, bogs and swamps is driving a rapid, global decline in dragonflies, researchers say.

Their plight has been highlighted by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s latest Red List of Threatened Species, following its first comprehensive assessment of this colourful group of insects.

Wetlands loss is due to urbanisation and unsustainable agriculture, it says.

Now, 16% of dragonflies and damselflies are under threat of extinction.

Read more at  Dragonflies and damselflies disappearing as wetlands are lost – BBC News


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