Tenth of Wild Bee Species Risk Extinction in Europe

March 19, 2015 8:48 PM

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Nearly 10 percent of some 2,000 species of European wild bees are threatened with extinction, according to a study published Thursday.

The study released by the European Commission, the EU executive arm, is the first on the European wild bee population, less known than the domestic variety but just as important to pollination of crops.

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