SURPASS in the Press

2021

Quarter of known bee species have not been recorded since 1990

by Patrick Barkham, The Guardian - Fri 22 Jan 2021

The number of wild bee species recorded by an international database of life on Earth has declined by a quarter since 1990, according to a global analysis of bee declines.

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Bee Reports over the Past Century Indicate a Loss of Diversity

by Asher Jones, TheScientist - Jan 22, 2021

An analysis of museum data and naturalists’ observations finds that the number of bee species recorded has been declining since the 1990s. The first global, long-term study of bee trends adds to mounting evidence that the pollinators are in trouble worldwide.

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2019

The battle to save the world’s biggest bumblebee from extinction

by Alison Benjamin, The Guardian - Sat 4 May 2019

In Chile the beloved native bee is venerated as carrying the spirit of the dead, but its numbers are dwindling as farmers use imported species infected with parasites to pollinate crops.

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Financiación

Newton Fund Latin America Biodiversity Programme, awarded by by the UKRI NERC, in partnership with the CONICET, ANID, and FAPESP.