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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 …

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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 …

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Missoula’s Monarch Pledge

The migration of monarch butterflies is one of the natural world’s most epic journeys. That’s why the National Wildlife Federation cheered Mayor John Engen, who was the first Mayor in …

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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 …

monarch butterfly on milkweed

Calling All Gardeners: Dig in NOW to Pass the Recovering…

From using native plants to transform yards into wildlife habitats to meeting the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge, gardeners are a powerful force for the future of wildlife and native plants. …

La Conservación de la Mariposa Monarca También es un Problema…

Los conservacionistas de México, Estados Unidos y Canadá están trabajando sin descanso para salvar a la población migratoria de las mariposas monarca. Las monarcas son una especie que forma parte …

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Heading South

Every autumn and winter, in a dramatic act of coordination and navigation, dozens of species across North America migrate vast distances for food, warmth or breeding. Monarch butterflies descend upon …

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Monarch Conservation is a Cultural Issue, Too

Haga Clic Aquí para Leer esta Página en Español » Conservationists from Mexico, the U.S., and Canada are working tirelessly to save the migratory monarch butterflies . But monarchs are …

Monarch caterpillars on the White swamp milkweed (Asclepias perennis) flower.

From Backyard Monarch Enthusiast to Citizen/Community Scientist

Misadventures with milkweed About ten years ago, a neighborhood friend of mine told me with great enthusiasm about her adventures raising monarch butterflies. I was intrigued. I followed her lead …

Meet the 2021 Mayors’ Monarch Pledge Signatories

The Mayors’ Monarch Pledge Since 2015, the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge program has been working actively with cities across North America to promote actions that will help reverse our current pollinator …

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