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100-plus Groups Urge Feds to Increase Funding to Save Monarch Butterflies from Extinction

For Immediate Release, November 30, 2017 Contact: Stephanie Kurose, (203) 524-0562, [email protected] 100-plus Groups Urge Feds to Increase Funding to Save Monarch Butterflies WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity and 101 other conservation organizations today urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Natural Resources Conservation Service to substantially increase funding for monarch butterfly conservation and habitat restoration. In the past 20 years, the population of these once-common butterflies has plummeted by more than 80 percent. Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey say there is nearly a 60 percent chance the monarch’s spectacular, multigenerational migration could completely collapse within the next two decades. Biologists at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are so concerned that in 2014 they concluded the butterflies may need...

Full article: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/20...

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