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COSEWIC discusses “status” of Monarch Butterfly; it is ENDANGERED

 A report yesterday from the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife (COSEWIC) in Canada shows that the “status” of the Monarch butterfly needs to be changed to ENDANGERED. In the report: “We need to continue to support the conservation of milkweed caterpillar habitat both here in Canada and along the Monarch’s migratory journey, and we need to support continued conservation of critical overwintering areas. Otherwise, Monarch migration may disappear, and Canada may lose this iconic species.”

Read the December 5, 2016 COSEWIC report

Monarch butterfly. photo Ken Allison

Monarch butterfly. photo Ken Allison

Monarch butterfly caterpillar. photo Pauline Donaldson

Monarch butterfly caterpillar. photo Pauline Donaldson