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Every day, a young beekeeper from Haute-Garonne is overwhelmed with mail. With his partner, also a beekeeper, they had a simple idea: to send flower seeds to feed the bees, so that everyone, in their garden, participates in biodiversity. “They just send us a letter with a letter already stamped inside. This letter, we will fill it with seeds and it will leave“explains Nicolas Puech, one of the partners. And the success is unexpected, even crosses borders, and therefore requires the help of volunteers.”We expected 200 envelopes on the whole operation, last year, we ended up with 70,000“, says beekeeper Gaël Bassetti.
Measuring the harm of an animal disappearance
According to serious organizations, such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the work of pollinating bees is estimated at 500 billion euros. “It is estimated that 40% of the world economy relies on the work provided by animals“points out journalist Valérie Heurtel on set. Each whale, for example, sequesters 33 tonnes of CO2, which would amount to the work of thousands of trees. This costing work thus makes it possible to measure the damage caused by the possible future disappearance of animals.
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