About half of the 515 Bavarian wild bee species are threatened or already extinct and the bees are just one example of the immense insect loss. The initiators of the “people’s desire for biodiversity – Save the bees!” on your Internet pages.

More flowering meadows, less pesticides

Therefore, you want to a better nature conservation law prevail in Bavaria and thus the diversity of species to protect. Among other things, they demand that the Bio-agriculture Achen, in Bayern in the next ten years, to 30 percent, tripled. Habitats of animals are to be connected, and the use of pesticides and pesticides. In addition, there should be more forest and flowering meadows. “At least 10 percent of the natural areas need to be converted to Blühwiesen!”, it is.

The popular initiative on the protection of species has taken, according to the initiators in advance, the crucial Ten-percent threshold in Bavaria: by Tuesday noon, was reported from circles of the initiators have registered more than a Million people in signature lists. This sum is calculated from the present feedback from cities and municipalities. The official Figures will be presented on Thursday.

the natural philosopher Lesch supports the people’s initiative

Also Astro-physicist and natural philosopher Harald Lesch has given his voice as a supporter of the people’s desire, as he reveals in an Interview with FOCUS Online. He urges that we should look more to nature, instead of everything under the economic imperative, and expresses the question of whether we actually need a basic law for the protection of nature in Germany.

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warnings have. been since a long time

given a recent large-scale work of researchers from the universities of Sydney and Queensland, showed that more than 40 percent of insect species are globally threatened In the next few years is to be expected, therefore, with dramatic declines in insect populations. The reasons for this are man-made.

“We have here to do with something we may not immediately, so today or tomorrow, but in a few years, quite sharply,” Terra-X-legend Lesch sure. “The warnings were there for years, if not for decades – and no one has anything done about it.”

Because economic interests were in the foreground and, for example, jobs argued, would fall environmental interests in Germany often back down.

another Problem: Many people did not believe that their use of natural resources can have a direct effect on the nature and serious consequences. “We’ll take on natural resources no consideration, but believe that we can pull our economic liberalism, no matter what the cost it,” says Lesch.

farmer’s Association explains in the Video, why are farmers against a national FOCUS Online/Wochit-desire are, Therefore, of the farmers against the people are craving “When we have ruined everything, then life is then,”

the number of insects Goes back, has a catastrophic impact on the natural world as a whole. Because insects are indispensable for the Functioning of Ecosystems. They perform important tasks such as Pollinating plants, promote the Nutrient cycle in the soil and serve as a food source for many other animals, such as birds. These animals are in the food chain through the insects, also suffer from the insect declines. “At the end of the food chain, we too will be gone,” Lesch convinced.

“We must be completely clear, that is the nature of the condition, so that we can live only on earth. If we have made a mess of everything, due to economic interests, then the life is gone – in any case, life as we know it,“ explains the scientist.

he Also considers the use of pesticides and pesticides in the agriculture is totally paradoxical – view of insects, but also in terms of the people. “We use materials in agriculture, of which we know for a fact that you can damage. And instead of doing all that is possible to reduce the use of, let us – with the corresponding subsidy policy, they are still used,” says Lesch and angry: “How can it be that a society, to identify substances that are harmful, and yet just limits defined, instead of demanding only once-radical are substances that can damage us, should not show up at all – neither in water nor in the soil, in the air.”

Lesch, the Initiative should be important

That the nature and kinds of protection a much greater role for and regulated by law should be, Lesch is convinced: “in The field of conservation, we are extremely back because we have obeyed the command of the Economy total – and I don’t know how long we want to keep this up.”

Because of man-made climate change that is already clear traces. If droughts such as the repeat of 2018 in the coming years, Lesch sure, it could lead to terrible damage to the environment. To prevent “early enough, it must be our goal.”

Lesch, the “Save the bees”Initiative is important, but is also convinced: “We are still far from to be the green leader in Europe, we want to be happy, or we think we are. There is still much to do.“

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