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Generations of Environmentalists Protecting the Four Generations of Monarchs

Habitat Loss and Declining Monarch Populations Land degradation and climate change are two of the most pressing environmental issues facing communities, ecosystems, and species all around the world. The migratory monarch … Read more

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Diversity in Nature, Diversity in Action

The start of the new year is marked by many important celebrations such as Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January, Black History Month in February, and Women’s History Month … Read more

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Pollinator Protectors: The Power of Youth Education in Safeguarding People, Pollinators, and the Planet

Knowledge, Compassion, and Action is at the heart of Katie Thompson’s teaching philosophy. In fact, it’s Ms. Thompson’s mantra. “First, I give my students knowledge – the ‘what, why and … Read more

Mexican ballet Folklόrico dancers beneath a rainbow at the 2022 Columbia Heights Bilingual Monarch Festival. Credit: Mayor Amáda Márquez Simula

Celebrating a Milestone for Monarchs: 365 U.S. Cities Take the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge to Protect Our Pollinators!

The Mayors’ Monarch Pledge was introduced in 2015 to provide a framework to engage communities across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to address monarch butterfly decline and the pollinator crisis. … Read more

Making Monarch Conservation Accessible in Columbia Heights, MN

Mayors’ Monarch Pledge The Mayors’ Monarch Pledge program is proud to celebrate Columbia Heights, Minnesota, for its creative and multi-layered approach to monarch conservation that focuses on building partnerships with … Read more

Cinco Recomendaciones para Apoyar la Protección de la Mariposa Monarca

La migración de las mariposas monarca en América del Norte, es uno de los fenómenos naturales más extraordinarios del mundo. Son unos de los pocos insectos migratorios que viajan grandes … Read more

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What the Listing of the Monarch Butterfly as Endangered Really Means

By now you’ve probably heard the news: the monarch butterfly has been listed as an endangered species. The stunning butterfly species, once common across the United States and famous for … Read more

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Butterfly Highways: Conserving Roadside Habitats for Monarchs and Pollinators

The National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge program came together with the Texas Department of Transportation–Pharr District, Maramec Spring Park, Conservation Federation of Missouri, the James Foundation and the Missouri … Read more

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Hundreds of Mayors Across North America Lead in the Monarch Conservation Movement

The National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge program provides a framework for cities and communities to engage in monarch butterfly and pollinator conservation. Mayors and heads of local and tribal … Read more

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Philadelphia Parks Expert Joins the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center

I am thrilled to join the National Wildlife Federation’s Mid-Atlantic office as the new Senior Manager of Education and Community Conservation programs. My first few months have been a whirlwind … Read more

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