The Monarch Butterfly Is Now An Endangered Species
Monarch population numbers have declined significantly over the course of the last several decades. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature recently added the migratory monarch butterfly to its Red List of Endangered Species. This is the first time the species has been officially declared at risk of extinction.
The 21st spoke with two experts about this development.
Lead the Monarch Butterfly Assessment, IUCN Species Survival Commission Butterfly and Moth Specialist Group
Species Survival Officer at the New Mexico BioPark Society
Plant Ecologist, Illinois Natural History Survey
Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi
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