Remembering Lincoln Brower - monarch scientist, conservationist and friend.

Conserving the Magic of the Monarch Butterfly Migration

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Our Mission

Protecting monarchs and their migration, powered by your generosity

Together with your donations, we're addressing four strategic areas of conservation work.

Habitat Conservation

Comprehensive conservation projects including forest restoration and reforestation efforts involving local communities

Scientific Research and Monitoring

Foundational scientific research that informs all four strategic areas

Outreach and Education

Environmental education and community science programs that lead to greater recognition, understanding, and appreciation for monarch butterflies and their migration

Sustainable Development

Local conservation initiatives that promote self-sufficiency and improved quality of life for area residents

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By the numbers

Community & Environmental Impact

Key Facts & Figures

Since our founding in 2009, MBF has supported projects that promote habitat conservation, scientific research and monitoring, education and outreach, and sustainable development.



Total grants and support for students since 2009


Program Efficiency

Percent of income spent directly on programs



Total organizations and individuals supported since 2009


Trees planted on averge per year

345,000 trees planted since 2009

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We are very proud of our partnership with MBF ... working together to reach our common goal of conserving the forest ecosystem in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve through sustainable activities that preserve the monarch butterflies and increase the well-being of local communities.

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Stories & Insights

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Read stories of successful MBF-supported conservation and research work in the monarch region

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MBF Updates

Remembering Lincoln Brower and His Legacy

July 17, 2024

Photo of Lincoln P Brower

The 2024 LPB Award Recipients Announced

May 10, 2024

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