Protecting Pollinators by Jodi Helmer audiobook

Protecting Pollinators: How to Save the Creatures that Feed Our World

By Jodi Helmer
Read by Laura Jennings

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6.24 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781721337248

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We should thank a pollinator at every meal. These diminutive creatures fertilize a third of the crops we eat. Yet half of the 2,000 species of pollinators are threatened. Birds, bats, insects, and many other pollinators are disappearing, putting our entire food supply in jeopardy. In North America and Europe, bee populations have already plummeted by more than a third and the population of butterflies has declined 31 percent. Protecting Pollinators explores why the statistics have become so dire and how they can be reversed. Jodi Helmer breaks down the latest science on environmental threats and takes readers inside the most promising conservation initiatives. Efforts include famers reducing pesticides, cities creating butterfly highways, volunteers ripping up invasive plants, gardeners planting native flowers, and citizen scientists monitoring migration. Along with inspiring stories of revival and lessons from failed projects, readers will find practical tips to get involved. They will also be reminded of the magic of pollinators—not only the iconic monarch and dainty hummingbird, but the drab hawk moth and homely bats that are just as essential. Without pollinators, the world would be a duller, blander place. Helmer shows how we can make sure they are always fluttering, soaring, and buzzing around us.

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Summary

Summary

We should thank a pollinator at every meal. These diminutive creatures fertilize a third of the crops we eat. Yet half of the 2,000 species of pollinators are threatened. Birds, bats, insects, and many other pollinators are disappearing, putting our entire food supply in jeopardy. In North America and Europe, bee populations have already plummeted by more than a third and the population of butterflies has declined 31 percent.

Protecting Pollinators explores why the statistics have become so dire and how they can be reversed. Jodi Helmer breaks down the latest science on environmental threats and takes readers inside the most promising conservation initiatives. Efforts include famers reducing pesticides, cities creating butterfly highways, volunteers ripping up invasive plants, gardeners planting native flowers, and citizen scientists monitoring migration.

Along with inspiring stories of revival and lessons from failed projects, readers will find practical tips to get involved. They will also be reminded of the magic of pollinators—not only the iconic monarch and dainty hummingbird, but the drab hawk moth and homely bats that are just as essential. Without pollinators, the world would be a duller, blander place. Helmer shows how we can make sure they are always fluttering, soaring, and buzzing around us.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Narrator Laura Jennings delivers this important environmental call to action…Jennings’s slightly breathy voice is steady throughout, carefully enunciating each thought while maintaining an even tone, save for instances when emphasis is necessary due to an argument’s urgency or the shocking nature of a statistic…This is an informative, inspiring listen.” AudioFile
Protecting Pollinators presents the most compelling and science-based overview…Even better, it’s presented in a highly readable book that can help you make a difference.” Nature
“Protecting Pollinators…tackles the complexity of pollinator conservation head on… [it] is full of inspiring stories of people’s efforts to help…The book wrestles admirably with the complicated effects of invasive species and climate change on the many thousands of wild pollinator species.” Science
“Accessible and inspiring.” Future of Food

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Author Bio: Jodi Helmer

Author Bio: Jodi Helmer

Jodi Helmer writes about food and farming while tending gardens and keeping bees on a small homestead in North Carolina. She is the author of several books.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 6.24
Audience: Adult
Language: English