Bees and other pollinators are essential to a healthy environment, yet are declining in many places. Eighty-five percent of flowering plants, including many crops, need a pollinator to reproduce. As much as one-third of our food supply relies on the work of bees.
Pollinators like bees and butterflies are responsible for one in three bites of our food and are critical to a healthy environment, but habitat loss and pesticides threaten their survival.
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is dedicated to bringing back the pollinators through habitat restoration, applied research and education. They are a non-profit organization that has worked for more than four decades to protect wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats.