International Firefly Symposium: How To Save The Threatened Fireflies (VIDEO)

08/05/2010 02:55 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

As human development and urban sprawl continue to spread across the globe, the bright lights of populated cities are outshining the meeker glow of nature.

Fireflies are dwindling in numbers all over the world, thanks to a host factors, including pollution and the brightness of street lights. Reuters reports.

At the Second International Firefly Symposium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, scientists and researchers from around the globe are gathering to discuss solutions and raise awareness about protecting the world's over 2,000 species of fireflies.