Bees and other pollinators, such as butterflies, bats and hummingbirds, are increasingly under threat from human activities.
Pollinators allow many plants, including many food crops, to reproduce. Not only do pollinators contribute directly to food security, but they are key to conserving biodiversity – a cornerstone of the Sustainable Development Goals. They also serve as sentinels for emergent environmental risks, signaling the health of local ecosystems.
Invasive insects, pesticides, land-use change and monocropping practices may reduce available nutrients and pose threats to bee colonies.
To raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development, the UN designated 20 May as World Bee Day.
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Many believe that gardening is eco-friendly by default. However, there are many things you can do to turn your garden into a more environmentally conscious space. This will not only be healthier for the environment but also you and your family will have an unpolluted space to spend your time.
One of the ways to create a truly relaxing space is to combine minimalistic design with eco-friendly principle. That way you will be able to have a garden that is pleasing to the mind and body at the same time. In order to create the minimalistic eco-friendly garden you will need to rediscover your space and here are some ideas on how to do that.
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If you are looking for a great design feature that brings the beauty of nature into your home, an eco-friendly and stylish living wall is the perfect choice for you. Living walls are stunning plant features created by covering a surface with plants, usually on the walls and facades of buildings.
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Many professional moving companies won’t move live plants and doing it yourself ensures it gets done right.
These tips work best for smaller plants but can be used for medium-to-large plants, as well. Like all living things, plants require a balance of attention and careful handling, especially during moves.
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Do you love bromeliads? Well, you may feel like you need to cultivate up some of them but all seems in vain. Well, different bromeliads grow in different conditions. There are several categories of bromeliads that can be categorized into different genera. Under each genera are different species of bromeliads. Bromeliad genera include aechmea, ananas, billbergia, bromelia, edmundoa, dyckia, nidularium, tillandsia, vriesea and wittrockia. There are several other genera but these do extremely well in South America, especially Brazil.
There are about 3000 known species of bromeliads and 56 genera into which they have been categorized. The major divisions of the bromeliads include:
- Bromelioideae: 32 genera and 861 species in total.
- Pitcairnioideae: 16 genera and 1030 species in total.
- Tillandsioideae: 9 genera and 1277 species in total.
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