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Mexico Monarch Butterfly

40 Years Ago the World 'Discovered' Mexico's Monarch Habitat -- Today Its Survival Is at Stake

Homero Aridjis | Posted 03.22.2015 | World
Homero Aridjis

The main culprit for this precipitous decline is no longer logging in the reserve (although that still takes place) but the huge increase in land planted with genetically modified, herbicide resistant soybean and corn crops (93 percent of total soybean acreage and 85 percent of corn acreage in 2013) in the U.S. Corn Belt.

Monarch Butterfly Population Cut By Up To 50 Percent This Year

Yahoo! Green | Melissa Breyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This year may be one of the worst for the monarch butterfly, experts are reporting. Severe hailstorms in Mexico (one of the monarch's winter homes)...