12:00am

Wed March 26, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: What can we do to save the monarch?


  

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the plight of the monarch butterfly. Every year, monarchs migrate thousands of miles from Canada to Mexico, but their numbers are rapidly dwindling. Habitat destruction from logging in Mexico and the elimination of milkweed in the US have brought this species to a tipping point.  April 14th is a Day of Action for Monarchs. How can we protect them? And why does it matter?  Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Rose Aguilar and You.

Guests:

Gary Paul Nabhan, writer, food and farming activist, and creator of the Make Way for Monarchs project

Omar Vidal, General Director for World Wildlife Fund in Mexico

Allison Watson, community outreach program manager for the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Resources:

 

Gary Paul Nabhan 

Xerces Society - Monarchs

Make Way for Monarchs

Pacific Grove of Natural History

Natural Bridges State Park

World Wildlife Fund: Monarch Population Hits Lowest Point in More Than 20 Years

LA Times: U.S., Mexico and Canada are asked to protect monarch butterflies

Living on Earth: Saving Monarchs

NY Times: The Winter of the Monarch

MLMP: North American Monarch Conservation Plan

The Nature Conservancy: Canary in the Cornfield: Why the Fuss about Monarchs?

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