Viewfinder: Protesters Warn of Insect Population Decline

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An activist dressed as a bumblebee holds a notebook that reads: "Homework for the federal government" during a protest for better conditions for insects on June 19th, 2019, in Berlin, Germany. Several studies point to a strong decline in Germany's insect population over the last decades, with causes attributed to a variety of factors, including the increased use of pesticides and fertilizers in agriculture, the loss of wild meadows, growing urbanization, and climate shifts.

An activist dressed as a bumblebee holds a notebook that reads: "Homework for the federal government" during a protest for better conditions for insects on June 19th, 2019, in Berlin, Germany. Several studies point to a strong decline in Germany's insect population over the last decades, with causes attributed to a variety of factors, including the increased use of pesticides and fertilizers in agriculture, the loss of wild meadows, growing urbanization, and climate shifts.

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