The keystone Monarch butterfly is stressed from habitat loss, agriculture and climate change

Helping the Monarch Butterfly Recover

The life-cycle of the Monarch butterfly is epic. When cooler temperatures signal the coming North American winter, the vivid orange and black insect makes a grand 3,000 mile, multi-generational journey south to Mexico, at times flying at altitudes as high as 10,000 feet. The Monarch is the only butterfly species making such a long, two-way annual migration.  Offspring of the overwintering butterflies …

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A lone lion in Africa. World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day – Building an Ark for the Future of Our Wild Heritage

The future of wildlife is in our hands The UN named March 3 as World Wildlife Day at its 68th General Assembly on December 20, 2013. The designation aimed to coincide with adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) on March 3, 1973. CITES is an international agreement regulating the commercial trade in wild plant and …

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