Your Call: What can we do to save the monarch?

By: Ali Budner


National Geographic
National Geographic



On today’s Your Call, we’ll talk about the plight of the monarch butterfly. Every year, monarchs migrate thousands of miles from Canada to Mexico, but their numbers are rapidly dwindling. Habitat destruction from logging in Mexico and the elimination of milkweed in the US have brought this species to a tipping point.  April 14th is a Day of Action for Monarchs. How can we protect them? And why does it matter?  Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Rose Aguilar and You.



 Gary Paul Nabhan, writer, food and farming activist, and creator of the Make Way for Monarchs project

 Omar Vidal, General Director for World Wildlife Fund in Mexico

 Allison Watson, community outreach program manager for the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History


 Gary Paul Nabhan 

 Xerces Society – Monarchs

 Make Way for Monarchs

 Pacific Grove of Natural History

 Natural Bridges State Park

 World Wildlife Fund: Monarch Population Hits Lowest Point in More Than 20 Years

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

 Living on Earth: Saving Monarchs

 NY Times: The Winter of the Monarch

 MLMP: North American Monarch Conservation Plan

 The Nature Conservancy: Canary in the Cornfield: Why the Fuss about Monarchs?

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