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Eastern Monarch Butterfly Population Falls to Less than One Hectare in the 2023-2024 Overwintering Season

Feb 07, 2024

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  • Migration
  • Population Trends
  • Recent Research
  • Important Monarch News

Monarch butterflies occupied 0.9 hectares, 1.31 less than the 2.21 hectares in the 2022-2023 overwintering season. This is the first time since the 2013-2014 overwintering season that the eastern monarch population has occupied less than one hectare. Read More

Reflecting on a Season as a Drone Technician: Navigating Challenges, Embracing Growth, and Building Memories

Dec 13, 2023

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  • Conservation Stories
  • Recent Research
  • Habitat News

2023 was the MJV’s first year deploying drone technicians to survey common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca). Our talented drone technicians, Josiah Velner and Luis Osorio, excelled through all the beta-testing and unforeseen challenges. In this blog post, Luis and Josiah share a glimpse into their first field season through their experiences as Conservation Corp of Minnesota and Iowa members with the MJV.  Read More

Mapping Milkweed for Monarchs: Using Innovative Technology to Support Biodiversity Conservation

Nov 15, 2023

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  • Conservation Stories
  • MJV Partnership News
  • Recent Research
  • Habitat News

The POLLi software platform equips conservation organizations with a novel tool to streamline data collection using drones, AI, and cloud computing. Read More

New Findings Show Success of Partnership-powered Conservation

Jul 18, 2022

Categories

  • Recent Research

A monitoring collaboration with the National Fish and Wildlife Fund shows the positive impact of monarch and habitat conservation. Read More

Two MJV Programs Track Monarchs and Habitat Across California

Mar 24, 2022

Categories

  • Conservation Stories
  • Recent Research
  • Monarch Conservation Spotlight

Two MJV projects monitor California monarchs and habitat across different land types and geographies Read More