Monarch butterfly population drops by 14 percent

For the second year in a row, the number of monarch butteflies spending the winter in Mexican forests has declined, said Alejandro Del Mazo, Mexico’s commissioner for protected areas. The monarchs covered trees on 6 acres this year; in 1997, when a long-term decline began, they covered 44 acres, said the science news site Physorg.… » Read More

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