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Eine stark vergrößerte tote Biene liegt auf dem Rücken, auf sandigem Boden.
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Bumblebees in danger

When hearing or reading about declining bee populations, most people think of our honeybees. But here in Europe, honeybees are not actually wild bees; they live largely under the care of beekeepers – and, in most countries, their populations are actually not in decline.

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Stark vergrößerte Honigbienen, die aus einem Loch herausfliegen, welches in einer hölzernen Oberfläche ist.
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The little bumblebee 1×1

Bumblebees are probably the best known of our wild bees. They differ from most wild bee species in that they are social. This means that they do not live alone (solitary), but in community – in the bumblebee colony.

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Ein Schweinswal ist in einem Fischernetz verfangen und wird aus dem Wasser gehoben.
ANIMAL HEALTH

Guest article: small whale in big trouble

With a petition initiated by marine conservation activist Maximilian Gabriel, WDC and Deutsche Umwelthilfe, we demand that Federal Minister of Agriculture Julia Klöckner immediately ban gillnets from protected areas.

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Nahaufnahme einer Biene mit flatternden Flügeln, die gerade eine weiße Blüte anfliegt und auf dieser landen wird.
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Wild bees

Wild bees are particularly important for the preservation of the ecosystem, because many plants can only be pollinated and thus reproduce by them, as they have adapted to each other in a species-specific way.

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Nahaufnahme eines kleinen Schmetterlings, der auf einer größeren lila Blüte sitzt.

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