The Health Decline Of The UK’s Countryside

The problem of urbanization, carbon level and human’s impact on our environment can be see in the simplest form that shows the level of damage that has been done to the UK’s countryside. The latest study points out the problem of pollinators in the UK, as one-third of wild bees have ceased to exist in the areas where their number was in the highest amount.

The study used data that presented clusters of the wild bees that lives in the area from 1980 to 2014.

The continuous decline

Some previous studies had also pointed out the problem of decreased pollinators, due to the human impact on our environment. To make things worst not only bees’ number diminished but also number of hoverflies, carabid beetles and moths.


Still, some 13% managed to expand their existence and this includes mostly bees that are responsible for oilseed rape and crop pollinating. But at least one quarter of the area that was populated by this insects is now empty. This continuous decline is a clear warning sign that should make us think much more about our countryside’s health and preservation. This is also a big problem for ecological and agricultural environment, which has a really slow process of regenerating.

Pesticide, habitat loss and climate change

One of the biggest reasons, beside the human’s impact, are also pesticides, habitat loss and climate changes that happen globally. Farmers would use various pesticides to protect their crops from pests, but that directly rejects the bees and insects, or even kills them, as these chemicals are highly toxic.

Green nature

People expand their presence and cut down woods to make farms, houses and plants which in return influences the presence of these precious insects. On top of that, climate changes that happen thanks to human, cause insects to move out to a more appropriate area that is suitable for their lives.  This directly disrupts the balance between these insects, as some studies also shown that some species have expanded their presence violently.

Taking into consideration the fact that these studies are not final and complete, we could say that we have a really bad news wildlife and its conservation.