If you are in Mexico City during this summer, don’t miss the chance to visit this exhibition: “Invisible links” in collaboration with Davit Nava and the UNAM. The main purpose with this exhibition is to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators and the current global challenges that we are facing around them.
Invisible links or in Spanish; Vínculos invisibles, is the name of the upcoming exhibition about pollinators and biodiversidad in which I will be participating. Do they depend on us or do we depend on them?
Davit with the model of a flower that displays its different parts.
About 316 species of plants are cultivated in Mexico. Aproximately 286 of the species are related to the food we eat. Almost 90 percent depend on animal-mediated pollination. Examples of the plants that are linked to our food are: beans, chili, tomato, pumpkin, tomato, plum, mango, apple, guava, coffee, cocoa, vanilla and almonds.
In fact, it is estimated that 80 to 90 percent of all cultivated fruits require pollination that is predominatly mediated by animals, highlighting the role of many insect species.
However, the number of pollinators is decreasing due to problems such as the alteration and loss of their environment, diseases, climate…
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