Conclusion: Hated, Threatened, and Worth Protecting

  • Hans-Dietrich ReckhausEmail author
Part of the Fascinating Life Sciences book series (FLS)


The services provided by insects for our lives and nutrition and for our economy and science are of inestimable value. Without insects, there would be far fewer animals and plants. We humans would become extinct within a short time. The global decline in their populations is, therefore, also a threat to humanity.


Climate Change Natural Environment Food Chain Great Benefit Natural Area 
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  1. Reckhaus, H.-D. (2016). Insect respect. Das Gütezeichen für mehr Nachhaltigkeit im Umgang mit Insekten (6th updated ed., P. 10 ff). Bielefeld, Gais: Insect Respect.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TeufenSwitzerland

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