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Habitat / Land Management

The Xerces Society is distributing more than 34,000 native plants in habitat kits to community partners around California to restore habitat for monarch butterflies and other wild pollinators, directly addressing the loss of habitat that is one of the major factors causing declines in populations of monarch butterflies and other pollinators.
Eleven articles published in the latest issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences offers the most comprehensive look to date at the topic of insect decline and the ramifications of losing diversity, abundance and biomass of insects. Scott Black, Executive Director of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, is a coauthor on "Eight Simple Actions that Individuals can Take to Save Insects from Global Declines."
More than 15 years after the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation initially submitted a petition asking for federal protection for the island marble, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced today that the butterfly warrants protection as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act.