US government considers placing monarch butterfly on endangered list

By Expositor Staff, The Manitoulin Expositor

The New Year begins with a glimmering of hope for the embattled ranks of the monarch butterfly, the amazing multi-coloured insect whose continent spanning migration epitomizes warm hazy summer days for most North Americans, with the announcement that the US Fish and Wildlife Service is responding to a petition from Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Food Safety, the Xerces Society and renowned monarch scientist Dr. Lincoln Brower by conducting a one-year status review on monarch butterflies as to whether they warrant protection under the US Endangered Species Act.

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