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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.

Good News For The Monarch Butterfly

AP | By MARK STEVENSON | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Deforestation is down in the Mexican forest that is the winter home of Monarch butterflies, and scientists also hope to see a reb...

Mexico, U.S. And Canada Team Up To Save Monarchs

AP | Posted 04.22.2014 | World

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico, the United States and Canada have agreed to form a working group on the conservation of Monarch butterflies, whose number...

Migrating Monarch Butterflies Drop By 'Truly Alarming' 59 Percent

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 03.14.2013 | Green

MEXICO CITY -- The number of monarch butterflies making it to their winter refuge in Mexico dropped 59 percent this year, falling to the lowest level ...

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)...