1 Tahrcountry Musings: Butterflies are Declining Worldwide

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Butterflies are Declining Worldwide

Butterflies are a sight to behold anytime. They are as source of inspiration even for the urban people with their miniscule gardens. Sadly butterflies are on the decline worldwide. 
Butterfly experts from around the world are meeting in Reading, Berkshire, attending Butterfly Conservation's Sixth International Symposium against the backdrop of declining butterflies worldwide. 
Sir David Attenborough who is President of Butterfly Conservation says "Butterflies are sensitive indicators. They decline when habitats are destroyed and when man harms the environment. We have known about butterfly losses in Britain for over 50 years. Now there is mounting evidence that it is a global problem. If butterflies are disappearing, other wildlife will be declining too. Some will be facing extinction.  " 
The conference is part of the attempt to assess the success of efforts around the world in meeting the United Nation's target of halting biodiversity declines by 2010. Sir David adds halting biodiversity loss is on a par with getting a man on the moon in the 1960s. 
Tahrcountry wishes the very best for the conference and hopes that something concrete would emerge from the deliberations to halt the decline of the butterflies.

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