'Insect apocalypse' poses risk to all life on Earth: Half of all bugs have been lost since 1970 and 400,000 species face extinction due to heavy use of pesticides, report warns | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

'Insect apocalypse' poses risk to all life on Earth: Half of all bugs have been lost since 1970 and 400,000 species face extinction due to heavy use of pesticides, report warns

Leading ecologists at the University of Sussex, who carried out the report for the Wildlife Trusts, revealed that 40 per cent of the one million known insect species are now nearing extinction.

The use of pesticides, which has doubled over the last 25 years, has seen 23 species of bees and wasps go extinct.

Without insects, a multitude of birds, bats, reptiles, amphibians, small mammals and fish would disappear, for they would have nothing to eat.

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