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Parliamentary questions
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17 April 2019
E-001908-19
Question for written answer E-001908-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Nadine Morano (PPE)

 Subject:  Protecting insects
 Answer in writing 

The scientific review Biological Conservation recently warned that insects are disappearing at an alarming rate. More than 40% of species of insects are declining and one third are endangered, and the rate of extinction is eight times faster than that of mammals, birds and reptiles. Studies cited by Biological Conservation suggest that, at this rate, insects, as well as the ecosystems dependent on them, will have vanished within a century.

In the light of the above:
What steps is the Commission taking to slow down or even halt the decline of insect populations in Europe?
Original language of question: FR 
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