The solar parks are not only a great environmental project but could also boost the population of British bumblebees. (Pixabay) Pixabay
Solar parks may boost bumblebee population in UK
Bumblebees are currently in very, very bad shape thanks to the loss of its habitat. Many bumblebees have actually died out.
But now, in a recent research, it was discovered that solar park locations, that has been a source of their habitats, may help to revive bumblebee populations in Britain.
In a recent study published in “eScience,” it was discovered that pollution reduced the number of migrating Bumblebees by 13 percent, and its long distance flights lost their edge.
“Effectively increasing the amount of light that the birds require during their pollination is a novel step to develop species conservation strategies,” the researchers of the “bumblebee pollination trajectory at the solar park” study of Bumblebees say.
Most migrating bumblebees are in poor health, with low sugar levels and low life span. Along with the lack of the food supply, the solar parks have been a source of problems for bumblebees and have reported death.
In the UK, energy park farms contributed 4.25 percent of pollination for bees around 2002, nearly half of the human contribution at that time. It increased to 50 percent in 2014.
For their previous studies, the researchers found that solar parks close to cities provide better habitats for bumblebees. But using satellites to track bumblebees while they were at the solar parks, they showed a decline in abundance of the bumblebees.
The solution, it seems, is one solar parks that helps these bumblebees!
“A solar park site can be situated very close to the bumblebee habitats provided by the surrounding habitat. Prospective solar parks in steep, steep terrain or upland areas should be occupied only after high-quality vegetation management has been maintained.
“All that is required is a survey with high fidelity,” “forever pollen material collected from adjacent pollen feeding sites in the field and high quality airborne samples returned to the laboratory.”
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