We collaborate with a number of other non-profit organizations who are active in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve and projects that forward our mission. We encourage the participation of and seek collaboration with others in the conservation of monarch butterflies. In Mexico we are members of “Red MoPartnershipsnarca” (Monarch Network) comprised mainly by local Non-Governmental Organizat that work in the area.


Alternare A.C. is a Mexican non-profit organization that works in close partnership with campesinos in the monarch wintering areas to promote sustainable and adequate food production, forest conservation, and environmentally sound economic activities. To learn more about their work see the descriptive slideshow here.

CIGA Centro de Investigaciones en Geografía Ambiental (Center for Environmental Geography Research), based in Morelia, Michoacán and affiliated to Mexico’s Autonomous University (UNAM) contributes valuable scientific information on forest degradation, land use patterns, and monarch preservation.

CIEco  (Center for Ecosystems Research) is based in Morelia, Michoacán and affiliated to Mexico’s Autonomous University (UNAM).

ECOLIFE is a foundation whose mission is to provide ecologically sustainable water, food and shelter to communities through education applied programs.

Global Giving sprouted from the World Bank’s Development Marketplace to combat poverty and promotes an open, online marketplace that connectins donors with grassroots projects in the developing world.

Journey North provides weekly reports, opinions and discussions from volunteers in Canada, the U.S. and México about the fall and spring migration and the Mexican overwintering sites.

LCHPP Inc. is a non-profit organization established in 2007 dedicated to forest restoration and promoting sustainable forest management in central Mexico and the rest of Latin America.

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve (MBBR) The Biosphere Reserve is part of a network of protected areas within the National Commission on Protected Areas (CONANP).

Monarch Joint Venture is a collaboration of government agencies, NGO’s, and individuals working to coordinate efforts throughout the United States to implement the North American Monarch Conservation Plan.

Monarch Monitoring Project monitors the fall migration of monarchs along the Atlantic Coast.

Monarch Watch chat group on current monarch events and provides tagging kits.

Reforestamos Mexico AC Their mission is to conserve trees and the forest ecosystems of Mexico through the promotion of sustainable forest management, environmental culture and the participation of all sectors of society to benefit the people and the environment.

Southwest Monarch Study researches the migration and breeding patterns of monarch butterflies in Arizona and the Southwestern United States

Sweet Briar College is on top of the latest research and publications on monarchs.

University of Minnesota Monarch Lab provides information on monarch biology and education activities.

World Wildlife Fund Mexico works to preserve wildlife world-wide. WWF-Mexico has a Monarch Butterfly conservation program based out of Zitácuaro, Michoacán.