Daily Briefing: The “no-regrets” Plan for Insect Conservation
Published:12 Jun.2020    Source:Nature

Don’t wait to save insects — these steps benefit society and biodiversity, too.

More than 70 scientists from around the world have signed up to a road map for insect conservation that includes cutting pesticide use, reducing light pollution and restoring variety to farmland. They also call for more research and monitoring of insect populations, but emphasize that we shouldn’t delay action. These are “no-regret solutions”, say the scientists: they will benefit society and biodiversity even if their direct effects on insects isn’t known yet.