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Wild pollinators such as butterflies and bees are crucial to human survival. Climate change, land development and pesticide use threaten their survival, and therefore ours as well


The Role Of Pollinators

Pollinators play a crucial role in the ecosystem by facilitating the pollination of plants. Pollination is the process of transferring pollen from the male reproductive organs of a flower to the female reproductive organs, which results in the fertilization of the plant and the production of fruits, vegetables, and seeds. Pollinators, such as bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, and birds, are responsible for this process. Bees and butterflies are among the most important pollinators because they are efficient at transferring pollen from flower to flower. Without pollinators, many plants would not be able to reproduce and produce fruits, vegetables, and seeds. This would have a significant impact on the ecosystem and on human food production. Therefore, pollinators are critical for maintaining biodiversity and the ecological balance, and for supporting human survival.


Importance Of Pollinators On Economy

  • Pollinators are essential for crop production, including fruits, vegetables, and nuts, and are valued at billions of dollars globally. Honeybees alone pollinate over $15 billion worth of crops annually in the US.
  • Honeybees provide honey, beeswax, and other products for food, cosmetics, and other industries. The global market for honey exceeds $3 billion, while beeswax and propolis markets are valued at hundreds of millions of dollars.
  • Some plants which are used in medicine are pollination dependent, so bees play a huge role in getting these medicines.
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem services: Pollinators also contribute to the economy by providing ecosystem services, such as maintaining biodiversity, regulating the climate and controlling pests.

Resources & further information:

Here are some links to resources and organizations that provide more information on pollinators and conservation efforts:

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Showcase of different types of pollinators


Beetles are important pollinators for many different types of plants, including wildflowers and trees. They are known for their tough exoskeletons and their ability to fly.



Bees, such as honeybees, bumblebees, and solitary bees, are crucial pollinators for various plants like fruits, veggies, and nuts. Their fuzzy bodies collect pollen.



Flies are also important pollinators for many different types of plants. They have a similar body shape to bees but their wings are typically more transparent and their eyes are larger.



Moths play a vital role as nocturnal pollinators, while beetles' flying abilities and strong exoskeletons make them crucial for pollinating wildflowers and trees.



Bats are important pollinators for many different types of plants, especially for plants that bloom at night. They are known for their ability to fly and their use of echolocation to navigate in the dark.



Butterflies are important pollinators of wildflowers and vegetables, collecting nectar with their long tongues and transferring pollen as they flit from one flower to another, aiding in plant reproduction.



Birds such as hummingbirds, sunbirds and honeyeaters are important pollinators for many different types of plants, especially for plants with brightly colored flowers and long nectaries.

The benefits of creating pollinator garden

Creating a pollinator garden can have a significant impact on the environment, the community, and the economy by promoting biodiversity, supporting pollinators, which are essential for maintaining the ecological balance, producing food, and other products and enhancing aesthetic value.