Mexico: Illegal Woodcutting Decreases in Monarch Butterfly Reserve

Posted on July 27, 2011 • Filed under: Culture, Enviromental Issues, Mexico

Illegal woodcutting in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve fell from 3.85 affected acres in 2009 to just 1.19 acres in 2010, Notimex reports. The positive results are due to renewed efforts to protect the winter habitat of the Monarch butterfly, including effective monitoring of the central area of the reserve. The efforts were helped by a 35 million peso (3 million USD) contribution to the reserve from the World Wildlife Fund. The reserve is also home to 132 species of birds, 56 kinds of mammals and 432 different species of vascular plants. Read Article

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