Monarchs in Mexico, People Care!
January 27 2021
Join the Monarch Butterfly Fund for a special webinar with first-hand accounts of monarchs wintering in Mexico, given by individuals who study and work to save them.
Ernest Williams, MBF Board Member and Professor of Biology Emeritus at Hamilton College describes how the forest protects the overwintering monarchs. Alfonso Alonso, MBF Board Member and Conservation Biologist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute explains how monarchs are counted at the Mexico wintering sites. Guadalupe Del Rio, President of the conservation organization Alternare, shares how her organization works with local communities on sustainable development and forest conservation.
This webinar is an interesting and hopeful (but realistic) account of an amazing insect and the people who care about them. It was hosted by MBF Board Members Alfonso Alonso, Don Davis, Mónica Missrie, Eli Moreno, Gail Morris, Karen Oberhauser, Isabel Ramírez, and Ernest Williams.
Questions from the MBF webinar held January 27, 2021, answered by MBF’s Board members
Read Dr. Karen Oberhauser’s response to announcement of the population in Mexico here.