Home | About | Donate

As Industrial Farming Exploded Over the Past Century, the Netherlands' Butterfly Population Plummeted 84%

As Industrial Farming Exploded Over the Past Century, the Netherlands' Butterfly Population Plummeted 84%

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Bolstering global concerns about declining biodiversity, a new study shows that as industrial farming has expanded in the Netherlands over the past century, the nation's butterfly population has plummeted by at least 84 percent, and 15 native species are now extinct.

I particularily enjoyed the one comment at the end of the above article.