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Pollinators in Peril: State of Change Podcast, Episode 3

February 3rd, 2020

Conserve Wildlife Foundation is excited to release Pollinators in Peril, the third episode of ‘State of Change’, our podcast exploring the impacts of climate change on New Jersey’s wildlife.

Pollinators like bees, butterflies, flies, beetles, moths and other insects
are facing perilous times due to pesticides, habitat loss and climate change.
Photo by Krzysztof Niewolny from Pixabay.

Hosted by CWF executive director David Wheeler and produced by Matt Wozniak, each episode of ‘State of Change’ highlights a different climate change issue – and every story helps paint a portion of the big picture of our changing world. Read more about the podcast and listen to episode 1, Saving Beach Nesting Birds and episode 2 The Red Knot’s Journey.

In Pollinators in Peril Blaine Rothhauser, conservation scientist and ecological restoration practitioner with GZA Environmental, sits down with David to discuss why pollinators are among the most important animals on the planet and how development and climate change are putting the future of pollinators – and our planet – at risk.

“One out of three bites of food you take has a pollinator associated with it” says Rothhauser. “It’s not a stretch to say insect pollinators, if we continue to usher in their extinctions, would have an immediate or quick downturn in humanity’s ability to self perpetuate past the 21st century.”

Listen to Pollinators in Peril

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