Monarch Butterfly Moves Toward Endangered Species Act Protection

Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is migratory species that can travel from Canada to Mexico and is currently being reviewed by the US FWS as a species to be protected by the US Endangered Species Act. 

US Fish and Wildlife Service reviews the request to list the Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) as an endangered species by several conservation groups and scientists.  North American populations have suffered severe loss over the past decade due to habitat loss, pesticide application, severe weather patterns, as well as many other factors.

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