The Decline of Pollinators
What are pollinators?
Pollinators are organisms that transfer pollen from the male part of a flower [anther] to the female part of a different flower [stigma] (10).
Global examples of pollinators: (10)
It is estimated that 87.5% (equivalent to approximately 308,000 species) of the world's flowering plants are pollinated by insects and other pollinators. (7)
More than three-quarters of the major types of global food crops derive at least some benefit from animal pollination. (7)
Pollinators are essential for the reproduction of many wildflowers and crops: for one out of every three bites eaten, one can thank a bee, butterfly, bat, bird, or other pollinators. (6)