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Migratory Monarchs Listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List

Monarchs are now listed as an Endangered species on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List of Threatened Species.

July 21, 2022

Today, July 21, 2022 is a good day for migrating monarch butterflies. The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature ) has listed the monarch on the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM as Endangered, threatened by habitat destruction and climate change. Because of the many threats the migratory monarch butterflies are facing, this is a step to creating more awareness among the people and more actions to mitigate the challenges for these beautiful creatures. MBF Board member, Dr. Karen Oberhauser gave an interview to the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) and there was press release released and an article written by CTV (Canadian News).

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