The Insect Crisis:
Why It Matters and What You Can Do About It
THURSDAY, March 23, 2023 1:00 pm
Civics & Conservation Public Program
Dr. Paul da Silva, entomologist, education advocate, and Marin environmental education leader, explains the global insect crisis. A rapid decline in insect numbers and diversity over the last 30 years presents a serious ecological crisis worldwide. Scientists estimate that 40% of insect species are at risk for extinction over the next few decades threatening a crucial foundation of our global food web. Learn to make friends with insects and take simple but meaningful actions to support biodiversity and protect these crucial critters.
“If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed 10,000 years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.” E.O Wilson
Program Chair – Bridget Mazzini