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The Insect apocalypse - a risk to all life on earth?

Dr. Law Yao Hua, Insect behavioural ecologist, Editor, Macaranga.org

08-Jan-20 14:00

The Insect apocalypse - a risk to all life on earth?

Last November, a scientific report said 40% of the 1 million known species of insect are facing extinction. Experts have now come up with a new “roadmap to insect recovery”, and we explore if it will be enough to reverse what conservationists have called the “unnoticed insect apocalypse”.

Produced by: Juliet Jacobs

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs, Lim Sue Ann, Tee Shiao Eek


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