It was not that long ago that wild bees and other insects were something that you and I might have taken for granted. There was a time when we could see flying insects around lights in the dark of night and bees were frequent visitors to pollinating plants and flowers.
Bees and other pollinators are critical to our health and the health of the natural world. In fact, 75 percent of the world’s crops depend on pollinators. Without them, we do not eat. And nearly 9 out of 10 wild-flowering plants rely on pollinators.
But these important creatures face threats from habitat loss, toxic herbicides, and climate change. Just like me, I’m sure you don’t want to imagine a world without bees. But without action, we are on the path to losing our native bees.
We work on multiple fronts to save pollinators and other endangered species. Through our Pollinator Protectors campaign, we partner with local community organizations to plant pollinator habitats around the country. These habitats help sustain pollinators and bring new activists into the movement. Simultaneously, we work in Washington, D.C. to advocate directly with decision-makers in support of protections to prevent an insect apocalypse.
Planting new pollinator habitats and finally reigning in the use of deadly and toxic herbicides can save native butterflies, bees, and more. Please join us in this fight with your end-of-year gift today and it will be matched up to our goal of $125,000 for 2023.