Can there be a comeback for one of Central Europe’s rarest insect species?

The speckled buzzing grasshopper is extinct throughout most of Central Europe. Researchers of the Hamburg branch of the Leibniz-Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change investigated the reasons for the decline of this rare species. They found that this grasshopper is resilient to the effects of global warming, and that targeted conservation efforts to preserve and restore their habitats might allow for a recovery of the populations.

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