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‘Decimated’: Germany’s birds disappear as insect abundance plummets 76%

Germany's flying insect biomass has dropped 76 percent in the past 27 years, according to a study published last week in PLOS ONE. The findings have stunned biologists around the world and are prompting concern about potentially disastrous ecological consequences.


This study saw widespread coverage last week (see, for example, the excellent work here in the Guardian).

But we're big fans of the reporting Mongabay brings to international issues, particularly biodiversity. Morgan Erickson-Davis' assessment of the study makes for a good read if you missed this story when it broke last week.

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