Helping Pollinators
From the Summer 2023 Fish & Wildlife News
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Pollinators provide vital benefits to people and wildlife, but for the past 25 years, many species of bees and other pollinators have experienced large drops in numbers.

Habitat that pollinators need in order to survive is shrinking. Invasive wildlife crowds out native plants and increases disease threats. Improper use of pesticides can harm pollinators and other wildlife.

One of the biggest problems is climate change climate change
Climate change includes both global warming driven by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns. Though there have been previous periods of climatic change, since the mid-20th century humans have had an unprecedented impact on Earth's climate system and caused change on a global scale.

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. Flowers are blooming earlier as temperatures warm, costing some pollinators the opportunity to feed. More flooding and increasing fire seasons threaten native habitats.

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