Concerned Scientists Seek ESA Protection for Monarch Butterflies

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Monarch butterfly populations have declined nearly 97% in recent decades. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Monarch butterfly populations have plummeted in recent decades. As a result, concerned scientists, including those at the Center for Biological Diversity, the Center for Food Safety, the Xerces Society, and monarch scientist Dr. Lincoln Brower, have petitioned the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to protect the butterfly species under the Endangered Species Act. [Read more…]