My daughter Julia loves nature, especially flowers and butterflies. That's why I decided to start a project on a super important topic, the butterflies.
There are more than 230,000 species of butterflies and moths in the world. An incredible and dazzling biodiversity. They measure from half to 30 centimeters in diameter and live for an average of 2 weeks.
Only about 1% of all these species are recorded, but most of them are constantly in danger of disappearing. Habitat loss is one of the main causes of species decline. A recent study estimates that butterfly populations have halved in just the last decade.
Why Butterflies and Moths Matter
Conserving butterflies can improve the entire wildlife environment and bring more joy into our lives. Butterflies are important in their own right, as all living things have a right to live. Furthermore, we depend on them for food.
Butterflies and moths are indicators of a healthy environment and healthy ecosystems. Butterflies are extremely environmentally friendly. Places that have lots of butterflies are also rich in other invertebrates. All of these insects bring environmental benefits, including pollination and pest control.
Currently, there has been a decline in the population of pollinating insects.
Butterflies are the main pollinators of many agricultural crops. All over the world, hundreds of plants are cultivated to serve as food for human beings. These plants need to be pollinated.
It can happen through the wind or pollinating agents such as butterflies, bees, birds, ants, flies, and other animals and insects. When pollen comes into contact with pollen from another flower of the same species, fertilization occurs and the flower begins to produce fruit and seeds.
70% of the food you eat is brought to you by pollinators. No pollination, There wouldn't be many plants to use as food, clothing, shelter, and other things.
Butterflies can disappear!
Disappearing pollinators can mean losing some of the nutritious food we need for a healthy diet. The decline of pollinators could have disastrous effects on our future of food.
Human activities are destroying the natural world, leading to the extinction of animal and plant species at an alarming rate.
It is not too late to reverse this devastating decline of the natural world, but everyone must do their part.
Protecting butterflies is fun!
Protecting nature and saving butterflies is possible and can be a lot of fun. We invite you to complete some missions with us. Together we can make a difference.
Most people live in cities and don't have enough knowledge of nature and that can be pretty bad for all of us! The good news is that we don't need to be experts in botany to do our part.
Save The Butterflies - A Magic Mission
I am working with great love on my first book "Save The Butterflies - A Magic Mission". I'm putting a lot of effort into this project and I'm really excited to share it with you guys soon.
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Everyone can do their part to save the butterflies. To learn more visit Butterfly Conservation
Tania Neiva - Children's illustrator