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Monarch Butterflies Won’t Be Listed as Endangered Despite Meeting Criteria

Monarch Butterflies Won’t Be Listed as Endangered Despite Meeting Criteria

Monarch Butterflies Won’t Be Listed as Endangered Despite Meeting Criteria Monarch Butterflies Won’t Be Listed as Endangered Despite Meeting Criteria The monarch butterfly is threatened with extinction, but will not come under federal protection because other species are a higher priority, federal officials announced Tuesday. Monarchs have long captured human hearts, fluttering through yards, parks and fields on wings that …

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What’s Wrong With Butterflies Raised in Captivity?

What’s Wrong With Butterflies Raised in Captivity?

Monarch butterflies look delicate, but they need to be super-tough to survive their annual migrations. The monarchs of eastern North America may travel thousands of miles to their winter home in Mexico’s Sierra Madre mountains. And, increasingly, they’re not making it, a problem that has been blamed on habitat loss, climate change and pesticides. In an effort to boost the …

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