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Since 2009, the Monarch Joint Venture has helped steer monarch conservation planning and implementation efforts on a broad scale by bringing together partners from across the United States, Mexico, and Canada in a unified effort to conserve the monarch migration. The MJV expertise has informed publications, films, and other media internationally.

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Take Action This Pollinator Week

Jun 17, 2024


  • Blue Thumb: Planting for Clean Water

June 17-23, 2024, is Pollinator Week! Initiated and managed by Pollinator Partnership, National Pollinator Week was designated in 2008 by the U.S. Senate as a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. In the years since Pollinator Week has grown into an international celebration of all that pollinators do for our ecosystems and an opportunity to spread the word about what we can do to protect them. Read More

Conservation efforts target monarchs as ESA decision looms

May 20, 2024


  • E&E News

Bound by a court settlement, the Fish and Wildlife Service is supposed to decide by early December whether the monarch warrants listing as threatened or endangered. Although the agency misses many Endangered Species Act deadlines, it appears determined to meet this one after several years of study. Read More

AIM Team sets standard for monarch conservation

Mar 14, 2024

Aligned with the goals of monarch conservation, educational outreach, research, monitoring and data sharing, the AIM Team is leading the way in data collection and was recognized with the Data Champion Award by Monarch Joint Venture. In 2018, AIM Team became the first and only DOD installation to partner with Monarch Joint Venture — a partnership of federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, businesses and academic programs. Read More

Creating Critical Habitat: A Conversation with the Bee and Butterfly Habitat Fund

Mar 11, 2024


  • Kinute

What began as a dedicated group of beekeepers, wildlife biologists, and researchers concerned with ever-diminishing pollinator habitat has blossomed into a 12-state program in the upper Midwest that is transforming swaths of land into vibrant habitat and foraging grounds. Read More

Eastern monarch butterfly population sees second largest decline on record

Feb 11, 2024


  • FOX Weather

The monarch butterflies that breed east of the Rocky Mountains took a hit in population compared to last year. Scientists fear that the population is too low for the species to sustain itself. Read More