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Bees Have Been Declared The Most Important Living Thing On Earth

Bees Have Been Declared The Most Important Living Thing On Earth

It may sometimes feel like that our relationship dramas, dwindling bank balances or big weekend plans are the most important thing in the world. But we're here to lend some healthy perspective.

In actual fact, bees have been declared the most important living being on planet Earth, and we need to protect them at all costs.

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70 per cent of the world's agriculture depends exclusively on bees (Credit: Pexels)
70 per cent of the world's agriculture depends exclusively on bees (Credit: Pexels)

The conclusion was made by Earthwatch Institute at the last meeting of the Royal Geographical Society of London and the evidence is there.

According to Science Times, 70 per cent of the world's agriculture depends exclusively on bees, as the insects play a crucial role in pollination - the process in which pollen is passed from plant to plant in order for them to reproduce.

In fact, they're responsible for 80 per cent of pollination worldwide, so if they went, we'd have major issues.

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According to Greenpeace, bees pollinate 70 out of the top 100 human food crops, which supply about 90 percent of the world's nutrition.

To add to that, bees were found to be the only living being who does not carry any type of pathogen, according to a study conducted by the Apiculture Entrepreneurship Center of the Universidad Mayor (CeapiMayor) and the Apiculture Corporation of Chile (Cach) with the support of the Foundation for Agrarian Innovation (FIA).

Basically, bees are so pure and we need to look after them.

There's a reason why famous physicist Albert Einstein one said: "If the bees disappear, humans would have four years to live."

Bees are responsible for 80 per cent of pollination worldwide. (Credit: Pexels)
Bees are responsible for 80 per cent of pollination worldwide. (Credit: Pexels)

Despite this, bees have been declared an endangered species and recent studies have found almost 90 per cent of them have disappeared in the past few years.

Scientists know that bees are dying from a variety of factors such as pesticides, drought, habitat destruction, nutrition deficit, air pollution, global warming and more, the biggest being pesticides and habitat loss.

Greenpeace suggest the bets ways to protect the world's bees are banning the seven most dangerous pesticides, protecting pollinator health by preserving wild habitat and restoring ecological agriculture.

You can join in the fight to save the bees here.

Featured Image Credit: Pexels

Topics: Science, Life, Real Life

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance journalist working for Tyla. After graduating from the University of Sussex, Ciara worked as a writer at GLAMOUR Magazine and later as the Assistant Editor of Yahoo Style UK.

 

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