American bumblebee is facing extinction from Canada

Photographer: Alexandr Baranets

Photographer: Alexandr Baranets


“A team of researchers at York University has warned that the American bumblebee is facing imminent extinction from Canada, and this could lead to “cascading impacts” throughout the country,” wrote Desmond Brown for CBC News on April 22, 2019.

Brown continued, “The imminent extinction classification is considered the highest and most at-risk classification before extinction.

About 42 of the more than 850 species of bees in Canada are bumblebees — important pollinators needed to grow crops, including apples, tomatoes, blueberries and legumes, as well as trees, shrubs and wildflowers.”

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