Thanks to Turk Pipkin from the Nobelity Project we have live footage of the butterflies overwintering in Cerro Pelón (filmed December 16, 2016)
“The importance of the traditional fire knowledge system in a subtropical montane socio-ecosystem in a protected natural area” was recently published by Isabel Ramírez in International Journal of Wildland Fire. Read an abstract here.
Researcher Karen Oberhauser recently published “A trans-national monarch butterfly population model and implications for regional conservation priorities.” Read it here.
After the winter storm that hit the monarch sanctuaries, the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve is working to restore the affected areas and discussed options with experts in the field. As a result MBF funded the placement of a fence around 10 hectares that were reforested to prevent cattle from trampling the seedlings. See the report with photos here (in Spanish).
MBF board members Pablo Jaramillo and Isabel Ramirez have been a vital part in the reforestation/restoration activities of the 10 hectares that were illegally logged in the heart of Sierra Chincua in 2015. Read the full report here.