Take Action Now to Help Protect Monarchs and Other Pollinators
Join the Xerces Society in asking your elected officials to protect these important animals
(Photo: The Xerces Society / Stephanie McKnight)
Ask your elected officials in Nevada to pass Assembly Bill 221 in order to advance conservation of monarch butterflies and other pollinators.
Support Nevada Assembly Bill 221
AB 221 will allow the Nevada Department of Wildlife to work to conserve monarch butterflies, as well as other essential insect pollinators that are in decline. Conservation actions by the Nevada Department of Wildlife can effectively recover vulnerable wildlife populations, circumventing the need to list species under the Endangered Species Act. Yet, Nevada Department of Wildlife does not currently have management authority over monarchs and other pollinators because these animals are not defined as “wildlife”. This bill will include non-pest terrestrial invertebrate Species of Greatest Conservation Need within the definition of wildlife under state code, which will allow the Nevada Department of Wildlife to work to conserve monarch butterflies and other essential pollinators.
Morrison bumble bee is one of many insects that are at-risk in Nevada. (Photo: Xerces Society / Leif Richardson.)