Dr Doug Tallamy, Wild Ones Honorary Director and Entomologist with the University of Delaware, appeared before the State of Pennsylvania Senate Committee on Agriculture and Rural Affairs on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. He had a lot to say about the major role homeowners and landowners need to play if we are to continue to persist on this Earth. Doug told the committee:
“We have a basic problem, not just here in Pennsylvania but everywhere. As we have expanded the human footprint, we’re destroying the natural world. We used to think that was OK because there was a lot of nature, but there’s not a lot of nature any more.”
Doug also pointed out the consequences of this destruction:
“How many species do we need to preserve? We need all of them because they produce the ecosystem services that support humans. We have already degraded the ability of the planet to support humans by 60 percent. That’s the same as taking planet Earth and shrinking it by 60 percent.”
You can listen to Doug live below:
Or you can read his presentation in the post edited by David Hess Senate Hearing: Non-Native, Invasive Plant Species Ecologically Castrating The Landscape, But There is a Solution.
Quotes above are from PA Environment Digest Blog
Thank you Donna Edwards for sharing this info through Wild Ones Native Plants.