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News: Population Trends

Road Tripping for Monarchs in Utah and New Mexico

There are blank pages in the monarch butterfly book in the western United States. This summer the Southwest Monarch Study, with support from the Monarch Joint Venture, has been working to fill them.  Read More »

New Horizons for Monarchs and Agriculture

Habitat loss in the agricultural Midwest is a major reason for the striking decline in the eastern monarch butterfly population. However, current projects and new research show opportunities for agricultural producers to restore habitat for monarchs.  Read More »

Where are the Monarchs?

This article from the University of Minnesota Monarch Lab answers a persistent question this summer, why haven't people been seeing many monarchs this year?  Read More »

New Report Documents 74% Decline in Western Overwintering Monarchs

A new report by the Xerces Society found a sharp decline in western overwintering monarchs over time, on par with the dramatic population loss of the eastern population that overwinters in Mexico.  Read More »

New Research Indicates Eastern Monarch Population at Risk of Extinction

A new study by reveals there is a substantial probability of “quasi-extinction” of the Eastern monarch butterfly migratory population within 20 years if ambitious habitat restoration and conservation goals are not achieved.  Read More »