Forgotten But Not Gone: The Rusty Patched Bumble Bee
40th IWFF
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Crazy Monster Bugs + Panel Discussion
The Roxy Theater Screen 2Sun, Apr 20, 1800 2:45 PM
Crazy Monster Bugs showing with Forgotten But Not Gone and Tagging Bumble Bees.
Crazy Monster Bugs explores the alien world around our feet with all the bizzare, crafty, and disgusting attributes it contains.
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Crazy Monster Bugs + Panel Discussion
The Roxy Theater Screen 2Wed, Apr 19 7:30 PM
Crazy Monster Bugs showing with Forgotten But Not Gone and Tagging Bumble Bees.
Crazy Monster Bugs explores the alien world around our feet with all the bizzare, crafty, and disgusting attributes it contains.
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Film Info
Series:40th International Wildlife Film Festival
Run Time:6min
Release Year:2017
Country:USA
Hosted By:Filmmaker Kori Price in attendance.
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Kori Price
Producer:National Wildlife Federation
Description
In the United States, there are hundreds of species of plants and animals that are at high risk of extinction, but have no federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. They are "Forgotten, But Not Gone." One of these species is the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis). This bee has declined more than 90% across its range in the northeastern and midwestern U.S. A combination of habitat loss, agricultural pesticides, and diseases borne by managed commercial bumble bees is likely to blame. Luckily, in late 2016 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed that this species be listed as an Endangered Species, bringing it one step closer to protection. If the bee is listed, it will be the first North American bee species to gain protection under the Endangered Species Act.