There is no aspect of Mexican life that is not going to be affected by your election.
We, the undersigned scientists, writers, artists and concerned citizens, call upon North American governments to preserve one of the the most extraordinary and iconic creatures on the planet.
Butterflies are fascinating insects. Those who harm these incredible, intricate creatures with purpose should be excommunicated from life. Only cruel kids squish butterflies.
We've learned from recent media reports that the monarch butterfly is on a "big rebound." That is certainly cause for celebration, as it proves that conservation efforts are making a difference. And yet, we can't wipe our hands clean and consider the job done. The work has only just begun.
The challenges I face trying to help the Monarch butterfly in my backyard mirror the challenges the Monarch faces. It takes A LOT to support Monarch butterflies because they can lay so many eggs. In the wild, only a small fraction of the caterpillars will survive pests and diseases to turn into butterflies.
The Fish and Wildlife Service is committing $2 million to the plan, while the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, an organization
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.
(Reporting by Laura Zuckerman in Salmon, Idaho; Editing by Steve Gorman and Peter Cooney) “Almost every person I’ve talked