Insect decline: Arte film team shoots about it at the Hainich exploratory
On 01.07.21, a film team of the German-French cultural channel Arte shot a detailed documentary on the subject of insect decline at the Hainich exploratory.
Background of the documentary is the book by the French Journalist Stéphane Foucart (“Et le monde devint silencieux. Seuil édition – comment l’agrochimie a dfétruit les insectes détruit”), which hypothesises that pesticides are responsible for insect decline.
The research team around Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Weisser from the core project Arthropods primarily showed how insects are recorded with the help of cross-flight window traps.
A precise broadcast date for the documentary has yet to be set, but is expected to be in spring 2022.