"(CNN) More than 20,000 species of bee exist throughout the world -- and
they are dying, thanks to climate change, pesticide poisoning and plant
Researchers have taken an important first step toward bee conservation
by creating the first modern map of bee species represented globally,
according to a study published Thursday in the journal Current Biology.
Until now, accurate information about the number of bee species and
patterns across the globe has been limited, especially in developing
countries where publicly accessible records are slim, the study said.
The team's findings have established an important baseline and best
practices for future studies on bees and other understudied
invertebrates, the study said."
Via Stuart Richman.
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