Monarchs in Peril

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This presentation was created to inform the public of the serious decline in Monarch populations. The World Wildlife Fund-Mexico / Telcel Alliance, in collaboration with Mexico’s National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP), held a press conference late on the 13th of March 2013 to announce the results of the status of the monarch populations that overwinter in the oyamel forests of Mexico. Measures of the areas occupied by each of the nine monarch colonies in the states of Michoacan and Mexico totaled 1.19 hectares. This number represents a decline of almost 59% from the area occupied the previous winter. Further, this population is the smallest recorded since the monarch colonies came to the attention of scientists in 1975.

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Monarchs in Peril

  1. 1. THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY IS IN SERIOUS TROUBLE. 1/15
  2. 2. THE MONARCH BUTTERFLYCOULD USE YOUR HELP. 2/15
  3. 3. BRING BACKTHE MONARCH, 3/15
  4. 4. PLANTMILKWEED. 4/15
  5. 5. ACRES MONARCH POPULATION: 1994 to 2012 Sources: Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, World Wildlife Federation Mexico 5/15
  6. 6. MONARCH POPULATION: 1994 to 2012THE DECLINE HAS BEEN DRASTIC OVER THE LAST 16 YEARS ACRES Sources: Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, World Wildlife Federation Mexico 6/15
  7. 7. MONARCH POPULATION: 1994 to 2012EXPERTS PREDICT THE LOWEST NUMBER EVER THIS YEAR ACRES ? Sources: Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, World Wildlife Federation Mexico 7/15
  8. 8. THE LOSS OFMILKWEED HABITAT 8/15
  9. 9. HAS CAUSED THEMONARCH’S DECLINE. 9/15
  10. 10. Since 1996140 million acres of Milkweed have been lost.10/15
  11. 11. JUST HOW MUCHLAND IS THAT? 11/15
  12. 12. IT IS ROUGHLY EQUAL TO THE AREA OF ALL THESE STATES: 12/15
  13. 13. MAINENEW HAMPSHIREVERMONTMASSACHUSETTSRHODE ISLANDCONNECTICUTNEW YORKNEW JERSEYPENNSYLVANIADELAWAREMARYLANDWEST VIRGINIA 13/15
  14. 14. IF PEOPLEPLANT JUST 5 TO 10MILKWEED PLANTSIN THEIR GARDENS 14/15
  15. 15. THE MONARCHWOULD HAVE A CHANCE TO COME BACK... 15/15

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