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Monarchs, milkweed and the spirit of Rachel Carson

February 22, 2014By
Monarchs, milkweed and the spirit of Rachel Carson

After news broke recently that the number of migratory monarch butterflies that had arrived to winter in Mexico was the lowest since reliable records began, I went on the road on behalf of the Make Way for Monarchs initiative.

This solutions-oriented collaboration is working to place millions of additional milkweeds in toxin-free habitats this next year.

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WWF: North American Leaders Rightly Commit to Protecting Monarch Butterfly Migration

February 20, 2014By
WWF: North American Leaders Rightly Commit to Protecting Monarch Butterfly Migration

Today, President Obama, Mexican President Peña Nieto, and Canada’s Prime Minister Harper committed their nations to taking steps to protect the monarch butterfly migration‎ across Canada, the United States, and Mexico.

Recent scientific evidence by World Wildlife Fund and Mexico’s National Commission…

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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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