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In Mexico Meeting, a Show of Friendship With Few Results on Immigration and Trade

February 20, 2014By
In Mexico Meeting, a Show of Friendship With Few Results on Immigration and Trade

They call it the “Three Amigos” summit meeting, and President Obama and his Mexican and Canadian counterparts played their parts on Wednesday.

They shared a lunch, joshed about the Olympics, promised enduring cooperation, and took a staged stroll through a botanical garden, complete with requisite smiles for the cameras.

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Legislador pide acuerdo trilateral para proteger mariposa monarca

February 20, 2014By
Legislador pide acuerdo trilateral para proteger mariposa monarca

El Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) en el Senado propuso que en el marco de la Cumbre de Líderes de América del Norte, mañana miércoles, en la Ciudad de Toluca, se tomen decisiones conjuntas para poner en marcha un Programa de Conectividad Ecológica de la Región para la conservación de la Mariposa Monarca.

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La extinción de la mariposa monarca puede evitarse

February 20, 2014By
La extinción de la mariposa monarca puede evitarse

Homero Aridjis, escritor y fundador del Grupo de los Cien, dice que entregaron una propuesta a México, Canadá y EU para crear un corredor ecológico

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Monarch Butterfly Conservation Talking Points

February 20, 2014By
Monarch Butterfly Conservation Talking Points

Monarch butterflies migrate to Mexico each fall from Canada and the United States to overwinter in forested areas in mountains west of Mexico City. This migration is truly spectacular and is one of the most magnificent and intriguing of all natural phenomena. The very existence of this migration is under threat due to illegal logging […]

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Last flight of the Monarch butterfly?

February 20, 2014By
Last flight of the Monarch butterfly?

The symbol of the NAFTA agreement is the Monarch butterfly — chosen because of its annual migration across Mexico, the U.S., and Canada. But as the leaders of those nations met this week for the “Three Amigos” talks, some say the Monarchs may be readying for their final flight. We hear from Monarch watchers Ina Warren, […]

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National valuation of monarch butterflies indicates an untapped potential for incentive-based conservation

February 19, 2014By
National valuation of monarch butterflies indicates an untapped potential for incentive-based conservation

The annual migration of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) has high cultural value and recent surveys indicate monarch populations are declining. Protecting migratory species is complex because they cross international borders and depend on multiple regions.

Understanding how much, and where, humans place value on migratory species can facilitate market-based conservation approaches.

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U.S., Mexico and Canada are asked to protect monarch butterflies

February 14, 2014By
U.S., Mexico and Canada are asked to protect monarch butterflies

The annual migration to Mexico of millions of orange-and-black monarch butterflies is one of the nation’s cherished rituals. But it could come to a virtual halt if the insect’s natural habitat is not urgently salvaged.

That is the conclusion of a long list of scientists, artists and environmentalists who are calling on the leaders of Mexico, the United States and Canada to act swiftly to protect butterfly breeding grounds.

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North American Leaders Urged to Restore Monarch Butterfly’s Habitat

February 14, 2014By
North American Leaders Urged to Restore Monarch Butterfly’s Habitat

Hoping to focus attention on the plight of the monarch butterfly at a North American summit meeting next week, a group of prominent scientists and writers urged the leaders of Mexico, the United States and Canada to commit to restoring the habitat that supports the insect’s extraordinary migration across the continent.

Calling the situation facing the butterfly “grim,” the group issued a letter that outlined a proposal to plant milkweed, the monarch caterpillar’s only food source, along its migratory route in Canada and the United States.

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