Each year, we lose roughly 160,000 square kilometers of animal habitat. Deforestation claims 0.6 hectares of forest each second, and our cities aren’t getting any smaller. What could this mean for native animal species?
It is an undeniable fact that animal populations have been on a progressively concerning decline in the past few decades. There are many different factors that contribute to this; most of which are related to increased human activity. Loss of territory puts a tremendous amount of stress on native animals – especially pollinator species. We’ve coexisted and relied on pollinators for thousands of years, but the modern age has ushered in a new rate of expansion at which pollinators just can’t keep up with. Bees for example, account for roughly a third of the world’s pollination services (based on their economic output) but require relationships with certain plants to sustain their colonies. As they lose habitat, however, these plants become much more difficult to find.
What are we doing to help?
This year, help us take back habitat for the pollinators! In the Autumn and Spring season of 2018-2019, The Pollinator Project will be touring around the Metro Vancouver area, aiding neighbourhoods in transforming unused gardening areas into environmentally friendly green spaces. We’ll be helping BC residents grow batches of specially designed wildflower blends that’ll rejuvenate the health of local pollinator species. These spaces will attract swarms of hummingbirds and butterflies, while empowering beautiful pollinator networks on the streets of Metro Vancouver!
Want us to come drop by your neighbourhood? Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!