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Thanks to the wonderful work of bees, butterflies, birds, and other animal pollinators, the world's flowering plants are able to reproduce and bear fruit, providing many of the foods we eat, the plant materials we and other organisms use, and the beauty we see around us. Yet today, there is evidence indicating alarming pollinator population declines worldwide.

Domesticated honey bees are not the only pollinators in trouble these days. Many species of butterflies, moths, birds, bats and other pollinators are also in retreat, threatening not only the production of commercial crops but also a wide range of flowering plants, including rare and endangered species.

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For more information on pollinators, please visit:
The Pollinator Partnership
The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign
The Journal of Pollination Ecology
The US Forest Service
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

Special thanks to National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) at for providing the text description of this EOL collection.