California Monarch Butterflies Sites in Need of Protection

 
A report released on July 8 by the Xerces Society shows a sharp two-decade decline in the number of monarchs which overwinter along the California coast. A comparison of the average number of butterflies overwintering in California during the periods 1997-2001 and 2010-2014 shows a decline of 74 percent, a figure that is comparable to declines documented at monarch overwintering sites in Mexico. Listed sites span the monarch's overwintering range along the Pacific coast and the East Bay of San Francisco

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