Found in every type of habitat, invertebrates are essential to our ecosystems as they recycle waste into useful products, pollinate plants and provide natural pest control. These roles provide immense benefits to humans and we depend on the pollination of crops by insects for our food and livelihoods. Invertebrates are also a source of food for many species including humans and the diets of some birds, amphibians, fishes and mammals are entirely dependent on them.
Invertebrates constitute 99% of the world’s species, and a staggering one in five species could be at risk of extinction. Threats to invertebrates include habitat destruction, exploitation and climate change. It is important that action is taken to conserve invertebrate species so the essential services and benefits they provide to ecosystems are protected.
SOS began supporting invertebrates conservation project beginning of 2016. Discover our projects using the menu on the left hand side of this page.