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Eastern Monarch Population Numbers Drop 27%

This year’s measurement of the eastern monarch overwintering population showed a 27% decrease compared to last year, occupying 2.91 hectares of forest in Mexico’s transvolcanic mountains during the winter of 2016-17.  Read More »

Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin Becomes a Monarch Joint Venture Partner

The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin is partnering with the Monarch Joint Venture to support efforts to save the monarch migration.  Read More »

Western Monarch Count Reports More Monarchs than 2015, but Numbers Remain Low

The 2016 Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count population survey has reported 298,464 western overwintering monarchs from 253 monitored overwintering sites across the California coast.  Read More »

MJV Welcomes Energy Resources Center to Fuel Monarch Conservation

The Energy Resources Center of the University of Illinois - Chicago has been performing research and outreach related to pollinator habitat on working landscapes for nearly two years, including facilitating the Rights of Way as Habitat Working Group  Read More »

The Next Generation of Monarch Conservation: Creating FFA Monarch Gardens

In 2016, the MJV, Monarch Lab and USFWS' NCTC partnered with FFA chapters and other community partners to help create more habitat to support monarchs and other pollinators.  Read More »