I found out today that we have lost a third of our wilderness since the 1990s. I also found out that we have lost 1/3 of our bee population. I already knew we had lost a lot of bees. I didn’t know we had lost that much wilderness.
We need all the animals we share the Earth with, including bees. Maybe I should say especially bees because how do you plan to eat without pollination? We could probably find a way but it wouldn’t be the same. Imagine a world with no flowers.
We also need our wild places. Animals need their homes, not a cage in a zoo. Plants need places to grow. We need places to just be. Ever noticed how a hike in the woods just makes you feel better? There is a reason for that.
For better or worse, we are all connected. We kill and destroy the Earth and we kill and destroy ourselves.