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The endangered micromoth: ValueMags

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Valuemags sells different kinds of magazine subscriptions to their customers like Parents, Eating Well and Real Simple. Some of these magazines are even free to anyone without the need to leave credit card information.

One of the most popular magazines and among the most circulated is national geographic. They write very interesting articles in each issue about topics the average person might not even have known existed. They have recently have written a piece about a certain moth indigenous to Hawaii and how they are in trouble from extinction. It is easy to miss these little creatures since they grow up to me as long as a human eyelash.

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The reason for them almost being extinct is due to the fact that the island’s native plants are disappearing. Valuemags enjoys the fact that National Geographic writes articles like this since it raises awareness to the public of issues we can potentially change from changing our behaviors. Magazines tend to get more engagement on social media compared to other forms of media such as television and radio. These topics tend to get people talking about subjects people feel passionately about.

In this recent article, National geographic wrote to tell the story of Hawaii’s micromoths. Since they only eat a particular Hawaiian plant species, it is crucial to have an abundant amount of them in the region. Unfortunately, these plants are becoming endangered and thus in turned reducing the food supply of these moths. It would be better for these moths to eat twenty different plant species than stick to one to reduce their risk of being extinct.

To find these plants, it would literally take a trip to the region where they are found. Once you find these plants, you will find the moths. The researchers on this case have seen only thirty adult moths in the wild and have even found one micromoth species that has not been seen for over a century. It is easier said than done to find these plants since it takes expert botanists and conservationists to find them.

Valuemags knows the importance of the work these researchers put in to get an article this interesting in front of the public. If not, National Geographic would not be as popular as it is today.

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