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World’s insect population under threat due to climate change

Scientific reports have suggested that the planet’s insect population is on a decline worldwide which could lead to the collapse of ecosystems.

A study published in the journal “Nature” claimed that the greatest insect declines have been seen in farmland areas in tropical countries due to the combined effects of climate change and habitat loss.

The farmland areas in climate-stressed areas, which have lost most natural habitats, saw a 63% decline in its insect population as opposed to those areas where the natural habitats were largely intact.

The research was conducted by UCL’s Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research. They analysed nearly 20,000 different species from around 6,000 sites across the world for their study, per The Independent.